Stage 6 blackouts announced in South Africa

  • South Africa’s state run and state onwed energy utility, Eskom, reports that due to the loss of five generating units over the past 24 hours resulting in a shortage of generation capacity, as well as the need to replenish our emergency reserves, Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented from 12:00 midday until 05:00 on Monday.

Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes to loadshedding should it be required.

Unplanned outages are currently at 15 901MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 822MW.

Eskom teams are working tirelessly to ensure that this additional generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.

Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand is 27 206MW.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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