Tuesday, 06 September 2022: Eskom regrets to inform the public that Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 – 22:00 tonight. Thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented daily at 05:00 – 22:00 until Saturday night. The loadshedding has been caused by a shortage of generation capacity owing to breakdowns and delays in returning some generating units to service.
We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly. Eskom will promptly communicate should there be any significant changes.
The breakdown of a generation unit at Arnot, Duvha, Kendal, Medupi and Tutuka power stations, as well as the delays in returning to service a unit to service at Hendrina Power Station, have exacerbated the capacity constraints. On Saturday morning, 03 September 2022, Unit 2 of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station tripped from full power during the routine testing of the control rod system. The process to return the unit to service is under way.
We currently have 4 588MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 142MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.