Eskom is under significant pressure as further breakdowns at crucial power stations have resulted in the power utility having to implement stage three load–shedding.
On Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Eskom took to Twitter and announced that load-shedding would be increased to stage three on Thursday, 10 June 2021, from 08:00 until 22:00. In a week consumed by numerous emergency generation reserve breakdowns, Eskom has been struggling to keep power stations operational, especially given that the high winter demand is a major factor in the depletion of emergency reserves.
Eskom reported that there have been more breakdowns at the Kusile, Tutuka and Matla power stations, which is why stage three needs to be implemented. The power utility stated, “We have unfortunately had further breakdowns at Kusile, Matla and Tutuka power stations. Regrettably this means Eskom has to implement Stage 3, this is in order to continue replenishing the emergency generation reserves which have been depleted.” Thereafter, stage two will resume as previously planned.
See the post below.
Loadshedding will be increased to Stage 3 from 08:00 until 22:00 on Thursday, after which it will
revert to Stage 2 as previously communicated pic.twitter.com/1KTj9nGAC1
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 9, 2021