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Eskom to continue implementing Stage 2 loadshedding from 08:00 until 22:00 tomorrow as power system is still severely constrained
Tuesday, 01 September 2020: Due to the continuing severe generation supply constraints as a result of multiple unit breakdowns, Eskom will continue to implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 08:00 until 22:00 tomorrow. Ten generation units at seven power stations suffered breakdowns in the past two days. With the unreliable and aged generation infrastructure, together with a number of risks on running units, there is a high probability that additional stages of loadshedding may be implemented at short notice.
 
A generator each broke down at Arnot, Medupi, Lethabo, Matla power stations, while two units each at Majuba, Camden and Tutuka power stations also broke down. This, together with the need to conserve emergency generation reserves, necessitated that loadshedding be implemented in order to protect the integrity of the system.
 
Unplanned breakdowns amount to 11 425MW of capacity, adding to the 4 983MW currently out on planned maintenance.
 
We urge the people of South Africa to help reduce electricity usage in order to assist Eskom to reduce the instance of loadshedding.
 
 
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