Eskom has announced extensive load shedding following disruptions at some of its power units.
In a statement, the energy company said phase 2 load shedding will now be implemented between 10am and 12am on Wednesday (June 22).
From Thursday to Sunday, the loading phase of phase 2 will be carried out from 05.00 to 00.00.
“With the collapse of four generation units this morning that contributed to the capacity constraints, Eskom is sorry to announce that Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 10:00 to midnight.
From morning until Sunday evening, turnaround 2 of phase 2 will be performed from 05.00 to midnight. Chances are that the stage of load shedding in the evening peaks should be increased.
“Eskom will closely monitor the system, adapt and communicate any changes as necessary. We call on all South Africans to help reduce the impact of the shortages by continuing to reduce the use of electricity and to eliminate all non-essential items.
Eskom said the additional cuts needed as a generation unit each at the Kendal and Matimba, as well as two units at the Matla Power Station, were phased out this morning. This reduced generation capacity by 2,400MW, which adds to the ongoing capacity constraints.
It added that there has been a delay in returning a unit at Kusile Power Station, which is now expected to return to work tomorrow.
“We currently have 3,630MW of scheduled maintenance, while another 15,277MW of capacity is unavailable due to disruptions. Eskom warns the public that if the shortage of generation capacity continues, the system will remain limited in the coming weeks with an increased risk of load shedding.
“We want to remind the public that load shedding is only carried out as a last resort to not protect it nationally. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue to use electricity saving, especially between 05:00 – 10:00 in the morning and 16:00 – 22:00 in the evening.”
For people living in the major subways, load shedding schemes are available here:
For access to other load shedding schemes, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.
Smartphone users can also download the EskomSePush app to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented, as well as the times in which the area you are in is out.
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