Loadshedding Stage 2 to be implemented

Date:3 August 2022

Following additional losses in generation capacity, Eskom has declared that stage 2 loadshedding will be put into effect today.On Wednesday and Thursday, load shedding will occur between 16:00 and 00:00.

“The delay in returning a generation unit to service each at Arnot, Koeberg and the Kusile power stations as well as unplanned outages of a generation unit each at Camden, Medupi and two units each at Grootvlei, Hendrina and Majuba power stations, have exacerbated the capacity constraints,” according to Eskom.

It stated that units should be back within the next few days.

 

After five weeks of severe rolling blackouts that reached stage 6 — the loss of 6,000 MW from the grid and load shedding for up to four hours at a time — Eskom terminated loadshedding 11 days ago.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced by the situation to take drastic measures and adopt an energy crisis plan, which will see the government cut red tape and move quickly to construct additional energy capacity in order to strengthen the nation’s energy supplies, according to businesstech.co.za.

On August 1st, the president’s Energy Crisis Committee unveiled a plan that would see the nation add as much as 1,950MW of electricity to the system over the following three months. Analysts have emphasized that this is insufficient to meet Eskom’s immediate 6,000MW gap.

Loadshedding will continue until this energy gap is addressed in South Africa.

 

 

Loadshedding schedules for the major metros can be found here: 

  1. City of Johannesburg

  2. City of Ekurhuleni 

  3. City of Tshwane 

  4. City of Cape Town (PDF)

  5. Nelson Mandela Bay

  6. eThekwini

  7. Manguang

  8. Buffalo City

Other schedules can be found at: https://loadshedding.eskom.co.za

 

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