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