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Load shedding: Stage 2

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.

Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl
As the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention.


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