Eskom’s Latest Load-Shedding Update: Stage 2 Persists

Unwelcome Energy Forecast

Eskom has declared that Stage 2 load-shedding will remain in effect indefinitely, casting a shadow over recent operational improvements.

Key Points:

  • Continued Stage 2: Despite the restoration of five units, load-shedding persists.
  • Reasoning: The utility cites the critical need to rebuild emergency reserves and a slight dip in generation capacity as primary factors.
  • Monitoring: Eskom pledges close system oversight, promising an update by Wednesday afternoon or sooner if needed.
  • Capacity Challenges: Currently, 14,759MW is offline due to unplanned outages, with another 7,639MW sidelined for maintenance.
  • Efforts Underway: Eskom’s team aims to return 2,320MW to the grid by Wednesday.

Despite the reactivation of several generating units, Eskom’s struggle with balancing the grid continues, emphasizing the delicate act of managing South Africa’s energy demands against operational setbacks.

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