It seems prefer it’s going to be an extended, darkish and chilly winter for many South Africans as Eskom continues with rolling energy cuts.
The energy utility introduced on Tuesday that loadshedding stage 2 will once more kick in at 5pm on Tuesday till 10pm.
“Tonight stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 5pm to 10pm with the possibility of higher stages should any further generation unit breakdowns occur during the day,” mentioned the facility utility in an announcement.
Since Monday night, a unit at Matla, Arnot and Grootvlei both tripped or have been taken offline for repairs.
“We presently have 3 049MW on deliberate upkeep, whereas one other 15 762MW of capability is unavailable as a result of breakdowns. Loadshedding is carried out because the final resort to guard the nationwide grid.
“We therefore request the public to continue using electricity sparingly as we strive to return units to service,” added the facility utility.