Monday, 07 June 2021: Eskom regrets to announce it will implement Stage 1 loadshedding between 17:00 and 22:00 tonight due to the loss of two generation units at Kusile, and one each at Kendal and Tutuka Power Stations. These constraints have been exacerbated by delays in returning a unit each at Kusile, Duvha and Matla Power Stations.
Breakdowns currently total 15 570MW of capacity, while planned maintenance is 1 273MW of capacity.
The likelihood of loadshedding is high for the rest of the week as the power system remains constrained and vulnerable and Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any changes. These capacity constraints will continue for the foreseeable future and all South Africans are urged to reduce their use of electricity, particularly between 17:00 and 22:00, when the winter demand is the highest.
Eskom apologises for the inconvenience and uncertainty caused by these interruptions in electricity supply.