Eskom Escalates to Load Shedding Stage 6

“Stage 6 Load Shedding will be implemented from 05:00 on Tuesday until further notice.”

Eskom’s recent announcement has left many on edge. The power utility shared that they’re cranking up load shedding to stage 6 – and it’s not just for a day or two.

Key Points:

  • New Maintenance Woes: Eskom’s jump to stage 6 comes on the heels of increased planned maintenance and the loss of two additional generation units as of Monday.
  • Urgent Shutdowns: They pointed out, “Overnight, a further two units at Lethabo and Matla power stations will need to be shutdown for urgent repairs.”
  • Grim Numbers: Eskom’s current breakdowns stand at 16,210MW of generating capacity. Additionally, a whopping 5,894MW is out for planned maintenance.
  • Recent Repairs: Over the past few days, generation units at Kriel, Medupi, Arnot, Kendal, and Lethabo have seen activity, either being taken offline or brought back into service.
  • Continued Delays: They emphasized that lagging service returns at Hendrina and Tutuka power stations are tightening capacity constraints.

Stay tuned, as Eskom promises further updates on any significant shifts in the situation.

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