Eskom: Stage 2 load shedding from Sunday to Tuesday

Eskom: Stage 2 load shedding from Sunday to Tuesday

Eskom announced another round of the dreaded rolling blackouts on Sunday afternoon. 

Eskom Duvha - AFP

The beleaguered power utility said the loss of ten generating units at seven power stations forced it to implement load shedding. 

 Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented starting at 17:00 on Sunday evening until 22:00 on Tuesday. 

“Failure of three generation units at Tutuka was due to loss of air compressors, a unit at Majuba was forced shutdown while another unit tripped,” said Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

“A generation unit at Kriel was taken down for a boiler tube leak. A unit was forced down due to a steam leak at a unit at Matla power station, while trips at a unit each at Medupi, Kusile and the Duvha power stations are being investigated.

“This represents a total loss of 6 044MW over this 24 hour period, bringing the total

unplanned capacity lost to 16 118MW. Planned maintenance is 4 171MW.”

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