Eskom released a last minute announcement on Thursday stating that they might be “forced to implement loadshedding at short notice” due to capacity losses.
A unit each at the Tutuka, Medupi and Majuba power stations have tripped since this morning, while a unit at Lethabo has been taken offline to repair a boiler tube leak.
“While the system is currently performing relatively well, with no load shedding being implemented, a further loss of generation capacity would force Eskom to implement load shedding at short notice in order to protect the integrity of the system, particularly between 18:00 and 21:00 this evening.”
Eskom is working to repair these systems starting tonight.
Read the full statement here.
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— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) August 19, 2021