South Africans will need to pull out their gas stoves and candles once again as Eskom recently announced that Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 21:00 tonight until 05:00 on Monday morning.
According to a statement released via Eskom, a failure of a generation unit each at Jusile, Medupiand Arnot power stations, as well as a delay of a unit returning to service at Tutuka power station have been listed as the cause.
Along with this, the power utility has also indicated that higher demand both yesterday and today have resulted in extensive usage of emergency generation reserves. They hope to recover this power through loadshedding before the week ahead.
“Total breakdowns have increased to 14 727MW while planned maintenance is 6 711MW of capacity as we continue with reliability maintenance,” Eskom said.
“We will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system,” the statement concluded.
Latest loadshedding updates for City customers:
December 4 – Stage 2: 21:00 – 05:00
December 5 – Stage 1: 06:00 – 22:00 Stage 2: 22:00 – 05:00 on December 6.