Bad news, folks. Eskom said Tuesday, September 1 that they are indeed under pressure to provide electricity to the country this week, and announced that phase 2 load shedding will continue on Wednesday, September 2 as they fight to maintain several central online.
Worse yet, they said the issues they were facing are so severe that they are very likely to need to upgrade their load shedding program from Phase 2 to more restrictive levels at a glance to ensure the integrity of the grille.
The load shedding continues on Wednesday September 2
In one declaration released on Tuesday, September 1, Eskom said he was struggling with a plethora of technical difficulties.
“Due to continued strong production supply constraints due to multiple unit outages, Eskom will continue to implement Stage 2 load shedding from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm tomorrow,” they said.
You have to give it to the besieged electricity supplier – they’re not afraid to call a spade a bloody shovel. They again said their infrastructure was poorly maintained and felt the pains of old age.
“Ten production units from seven power plants suffered blackouts in the past two days,” they said. “Given the unreliable and aging production infrastructure, as well as a number of risks to operating units, there is a high probability that additional load shedding steps can be implemented at short notice. time limit.”
Unity breaks pressure in Eskom
Eskom said infrastructure failures at a host of their main power stations are to blame for the frustrating latest implementation of load shedding.
“A generator failed at the power plants in Arnot, Medusa, Lethabo and Matla, while two units, each, a power plant in Majuba, Camden and Tutuka, also failed,” they said.
“This, along with the need to conserve emergency generation reserves, necessitated the implementation of load shedding to protect the integrity of the system.”
They said the unplanned outages amount to 11,425 MW of capacity, adding to the 4,983 MW currently under scheduled maintenance.
“We urge the people of South Africa to help reduce their electricity consumption in order to help Eskom reduce instances of load shedding,” they said.