Tuesday, 16 August 2022: Eskom cautions the public that due to the shortage of generation capacity, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented at 16:00 – 24:00 this evening. There is also a high probability that loadshedding will require to be implemented during the same time on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Eskom will promptly communicate should a need arise.
The breakdowns of a single generation unit at Arnot Power Station and three at Tutuka Power Station during the last 24 hours, as well as the delays in returning units to service at Arnot, Kusile and Tutuka power stations have put a severe strain on the power generation system.
We currently have 4 550MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 182MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly.