Maybe you were in the middle of watching your favourite show before bed, enjoying a good book or having a pre-midnight snack. Well, Eskom wanted to be invited to the party.
We can expect Stage 2 loadshedding until 5 am tomorrow morning, as we hold candles for Eskom and the loadshedding affair.
The outage has been announced in order to “conserve and replenish emergency reserves” Eskom said in a statement.
“Further breakdowns could force Eskom to implement loadshedding sooner or to extend the loadshedding beyond Tuesday morning,” Eskom continued.
“Since midnight we have lost the unit each at Camden, Kusile, Duvha and Matla power stations. Furthermore, the return of a unit at Kusile and two units at Majuba power stations are delayed,” Eskom further noted.
“Total breakdown amount to 16 261 MW while planned maintenance is 5 350 MW of capacity as we continue with the reliability maintenance.
“Eskom appeals to all South Africans to reduce the usage of electricity and to switch of non-essential items. We will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system,” the company concluded.