Eskom implements stage 2 loadshedding

Eskom implemented stage two load shedding due to “unforeseen technical problems at power stations” on Monday.

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These unspecified technical problems saw Eksom’s unplanned outages increase to a staggering 10 515 MW yesterday.

3 429 MW of generation capacity was taken out of service for planned maintenance. That means that a total of 13 944 MW, almost a third of Eskom’s generation capacity, was out of service on Monday.

The utility implemented load shedding as of 11 am yesterday and continued to until 10 pm.

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Stage one of load shedding allows for up to 1 000 MW to be shed off the grid, while stage two allows for up to 2 000 MW to be shed. Stage three of load shedding allows for up to 4 000 MW to be shed.

More loadshedding is expected today across South Africa.

Jeffreys Bay is expected to lose power between 8 am – 10:30 am this morning.

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