Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 10h00 on Wednesday (9 June) until 22h00 on Sunday night (13 June).
The embattled power utility said that the power cuts are due to continued delays in returning generation units to service at Kusile, Tutuka, Duvha, Kendal and Koeberg power stations
These constraints have been exacerbated by the high winter demand throughout the day over the past few days as brought about by the colder temperatures, it said.
Breakdowns currently stand at 13,752MW of capacity, while a further 1,273MW was out due to planned maintenance.
While this is a significant recovery from the 15,498MW in unexpected breakdowns experienced late yesterday afternoon, Eskom’s emergency generation reserves now need to be replenished after being used extensively in the past days to avoid load-shedding during the day.
“It is therefore necessary to implement load-shedding continuously in order to replenish the emergency reserves,” Eskom said.
Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 10:00 this morning until 22:00 on Sunday
night due to delays in returning generating units pic.twitter.com/aeS1oqVKl4
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 9, 2021
For those living in the major metros, the load shedding schedules are available here:
- City of Johannesburg
- City of Ekurhuleni
- City of Tshwane
- City of Cape Town (PDF)
- Nelson Mandela Bay
- Buffalo City
For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.
Smartphone users can also download the app EskomSePush to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented, as well as the times the area you are in will be off.