Level 2 load shedding begins on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. and continues overnight through Friday 5:00 a.m.
Eskom issued a power warning that the ongoing power outages would be carried out, “at to replenish the emergency power reserves “.
And there is more bad news. Level 2 load shedding will resume on Friday at 9:00 p.m. and will last until Saturday 5:00 a.m.
“Due to further failures of one generation unit each in the Kriel and Tutuka power plants, the emergency reserves were faster than today expected to be used up, ”said the energy supplier. Delays in the return of power plants in Tutuka, Grootvlei and Kendal have also contributed to the depletion of emergency reserves. The total outages amount to 14,982 MW, while the planned maintenance has a capacity of 5,334 MW.
“If the emergency power reserves do not recover sufficiently, it may be necessary to continue the load shedding during the day and over the weekend.”
Eskom said that some power plants would be back on stream in the next few days.
Eskom has not implemented load shedding since July 22nd.