Eskom said on Wednesday that it will implement stage-2 load shedding from 9am on Wednesday, with outages likely to continue until 11pm.
Energy expert Chris Yelland tweeted shortly before 8am that information is emerging about “major Eskom generation capacity supply shortages as unplanned generation breakdowns spiked yesterday and continue today”.
#PowerAlert Due to a shortage of capacity stage 2 loadshedding is to be implemented from 9 am to 11pm today. Media statement with more details to follow @CityPowerJhb @City_Ekurhuleni @CityTshwane @CityofJoburgZA @CityofCT @ewnupdates @SABCNewsOnline @IOL @eNCA @SAgovnews
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) October 16, 2019
I hear of crisis yesterday: One reactor down at Koeberg. Four units down with boiler tube leaks. Problem at Grootvlei. Conveyor down from Grootegeluk to Matimba. Customers need to know what is going on!
— Chris Yelland (@chrisyelland) October 16, 2019
Eskom Chief Operations Officer Jan Oberholzer tells @SAfmRadio that Stage Two load shedding is expected to last for a full week.
— Stephen Grootes (@StephenGrootes) October 16, 2019
Johannesburg’s City Power said in a tweet at 7.30am that it will implement stage-2 rotational load shedding between 9am and 11pm.
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