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Stage 2 loadshedding could be impacting your days and nights once again. This comes after Eskom warned that it might have to implement power outages at short notice on Tuesday afternoon, 2 August 2022.
In a statement, Eskom explained that Stage 2 loadshedding might have to be implemented over the next three days due to a shortage of generation capacity. If implemented, Newcastillians can expect power outages from 4 pm until 12 am.
“The delay in returning a generation unit to service each at Arnot, Kusile, and the Koeberg power stations, as well as the failure of a generation unit each at Medupi, Hendrina, Camden and two units at Majuba Power Station, have exacerbated the capacity constraints. Some generation units at other power stations are expected to return to service over the next few days.”
However, the power utility stressed that should there be any further loss of generation capacity over the next three days, or should some units fail to return to service as anticipated, loadshedding may be required to be implemented at short notice.
Eskom currently has 2 986MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 513MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
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