Cape Town: Eskom to implement Stage 2 load shedding from 21h00 tonight until 05h00 tomorrow due to shortage of generation capacity.
Tuesday, 13 April 2021: Eskom regrets to inform the public that due to shortage of generation capacity, Stage 2 load shedding will be implementated from 21h00 tonight until 05h00
in the morning.
The return to service of three generation units has been delayed, while another three generations units tripped during the day, reducing available generation capacity.
This load shedding is necessary in order to manage and preserve the emergency generation reserves.
A generation unit each the the Tutuka and Kendal power stations tripped while a single Komati unit was forced down.
The return of the service of a generation unit each at the Kriel, Medupi and the Duvha power stations has been delayed.
Eskom is working hard to return the units back to service. Eskom will continue to assess and communicate promptly as the situation changes.
We currently have 4 775MW on planned maintenance, while another 12 699MW
of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns and delays.
As previously communicated, Eskom continues to implement reliability maintenance during this period, and as such the system will continue to be constrained, with the possibility of load shedding remaining elevated.
Eskom requests the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system remains vulnerable and unpredictable, and we will communicate timeously should there be any significant changes to the power system.