LOAD SHEDDING NEWS - Eskom announced it will shift to stage 3 load shedding from 08:00 until 22:00 on Thursday, 10 June 2021.
Load shedding stage 3
After 14 hours of power cuts, it will revert to stage 2 as previously communicated. The shift comes after a “slight improvement in generation performance” on Wednesday.
“These emergency reserves are required to respond to emergencies in order to maintain the stability of the grid”.
However, Eskom also reports breakdowns at the Kusile, Matla, and Tutuka power stations. The embattled power utility explains: “Regretfully, this means Eskom has to implement stage 3 load shedding from 8am until 10pm on Thursday to continue replenishing the emergency generation reserves, which have been depleted.”
Breakdowns and uncertainty
As per the power utility, breakdowns “currently total 13 995MW of capacity, while planned maintenance is 1 273MW of capacity”.
Eskom apologises for the “inconvenience and uncertainty” but warns that it will continue for the foreseeable future.