Tuesday, 08 June 2021: As communicated earlier, Eskom regrets to announce it will implement Stage 2 loadshedding between 17:00 and 22:00 tonight due to delays in returning generating units at Kusile and Majuba power stations. These constraints have been exacerbated by the high winter demand brought about by the colder temperatures.
Breakdowns currently total 15 498MW 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.