Monday, 14 November 2022: Loadshedding will increase to Stage 3 from 16:00 – 05: 00 on Monday and Tuesday evenings, while Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented at 05:00 – 16:00 Tuesday until further notice. The higher stage of loadshedding is mainly due to the high level of breakdowns as well as the depleted emergency generation reserves.
Eskom will give a further outlook during a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon or will publish a further update as soon as there are any significant changes.
Since Sunday morning a generating unit each at Duvha, Kriel and Tutuka power stations were taken offline for repairs while the delay in returning to service a unit each at Duvha and Majuba power stations have contributed to the delays.
A generating unit each at Grootvlei, Hendrina, Majuba, Matla and Medupi power stations were returned to service.
We currently have 4 177MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 922MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
Loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns.