Date: Dec 3, 2018

Eskom implemented stage two rotational load shedding from 8am on Sunday morning and it is expected to continue to 10pm, the state-owned power utility said.

“In our latest update [on Saturday], we communicated that due to the high unavailability of plant Eskom was unable to build the necessary reserves resulting in high probability of stage two rotational load shedding from [10am on Sunday morning], Eskom said in a statement.

“However, due to a further shortage of generation as a result of units that have not returned to service as expected, stage two rotational load shedding [was] implemented from [8am] and is likely to continue until [10pm]. Eskom would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and uncertainty caused by this.”

Generation plant continued to be out on planned maintenance (about 5000 MW) and there was a higher than expected number of units (currently at about 10 000 MW) on unplanned maintenance due to technical faults.

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