Eskom announced just after midday that it is implementing loadshedding from 13:00 on Wednesday afternoon (today) until 6:00 on Thursday morning, due to the loss of generation units.
It said the power generation system is still severely constrained due to high generation unit breakdowns during the past three days, “as well as the need to replenish diminishing emergency reserves.”
The country was loadshed from Friday to Sunday evening, and again overnight on Tuesday.
“This morning a generation unit each at Lethabo, Kendal and Duvha power stations were taken offline for repairs, adding to the high number of breakdowns and units that have failed to return to service as planned.”
Eskom says the outlook for the power system is unpredictable, with a high probability of loadshedding on Thursday. Generally the possibility of power cuts is “elevated” as the utility continues to implement reliability maintenance.