Faizel Patel – 07/06/2021
Eskom has announced that stage one load shedding will be implemented from 5pm to 10pm on Monday.
The power utility says the blackouts is due to the loss of two generation units at Kusile, and one each at Kendal and Tutuka Power Stations.
“These constraints have been exacerbated by delays in returning a unit each at Kusile, Duvha and Matla Power Stations. The likelihood of loadshedding is high for the rest of the week as the power system remains constrained and vulnerable and Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any changes.”
Eskom says the capacity constraints will continue for the foreseeable future and all South Africans are urged to reduce their use of electricity, particularly between 5pm and 10pm when the winter demand is the highest