Tuesday, 13 April 2021: Eskom regrets to inform the public that due to a shortage of generation capacity, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 21:00 tonight until 05:00 in the morning. The return to service of three generation units has been delayed, while another three generation units tripped during the day, reducing available generation capacity. This loadshedding is also necessary in order to manage and preserve the emergency generation reserves.
A generation unit each at the Tutuka and Kendal power stations tripped while a single Komati unit was forced down.
The return to service of a generation unit each at the Kriel, Medupi and the Duvha power stations has been delayed.
Eskom is working hard to return these units to service as soon as possible. We will keep the public informed as soon as there is a significant change in the power system status.
We currently have 4 775MW on planned maintenance, while another 12 699MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns and delays.
As previously communicated, Eskom continues to implement reliability maintenance during this period, and as such the system will continue to be constrained, with the possibility of loadshedding remaining elevated.
Eskom requests the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system remains vulnerable and unpredictable, and we will communicate timeously should there be any significant changes to the power system.