Eskom said in a statement that it would implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 12pm to 10pm on Tuesday.
“Eskom regrets to inform the public that due to a severely constrained generation system as a result of multiple unit breakdowns, it has become necessary to implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 12:00 to 22:00 today.”
It added that ten generation units at seven different power stations suffered breakdowns in the last two days.
“A generator each broke down at Arnot, Medupi, Lethabo, Matla power stations, while two units each at Majuba, Camden and Tutuka power stations also broke down. This, together with the need to conserve emergency generation reserves, necessitates that loadshedding be implemented in order to protect the integrity of the system.”
The public has been urged to “help reduce electricity usage in order to assist Eskom reduce the instance of loadshedding.“