Wednesday, 04 February 2015: Eskom will move from stage 1 to stage 2 load shedding at 14:00 today, which is expected to continue until 22:00 this evening.

This is due to a shortage of generation capacity as additional units have had to be taken out of service for unplanned maintenance due to technical faults.

Majuba Power Station’s Unit 3, Duvha’s Unit 2, and Koeberg’s Unit 1 are on unplanned maintenance. Eskom now has two extra units that have had to be taken offline.
At the Kriel Power Station, Unit 3 experienced a boiler tube leak, and Camden’s Unit 4 has a generator hydrogen leak.
According to Eskom the power system will remain constrained for the rest of this week. Any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate the need to go into load shedding.

1 COMMENT

  1. This mess we South Africans are in at the moment with regard to the load shedding / disrupted power supply is a direct result of planning at the lowest possable levels from the highest levels within the Eskimo / Government over the last 20 years, and make no mistake they were advised of this over twenty years ago. Another few examples are Majoba power station, the technical team advised top management that there were problems with the silos, I.e. Cracking and this cracking is not just on one silo but to all the silos.
    Madupi power station running years behind program and because the tail is wagging the dog, I.e. More bad of that bad management, unit 6 should have been on line years ago, why not? More of that bad management. Original estimate for the Mapupi power station was 80 billion, it’s now up to 120 billion and rising and we don’t have a single unit on line, what are Eskimo / Government doing about this huge problem, load shedding making everyone in this country suffer, while selling power to our bordering country at rock bottom prises on 20 year contracts.thank you Eskimo / Government for making us all suffer as a result of poor to zero forward planning even though you were advised this would happen if action was not taken years ago, well done for nor lisining to your technical advisers, why did you employ them in the first place?