Eskom Warns Of Severely Constrained Power System

Power utility Eskom is calling on the public to reduce electricity use, as the power system is “severely constrained”, with five generation units at various power stations having failed throughout Tuesday.
It notes that no load-shedding is being implemented yet, but warns that if there is any further loss of generation capacity, load-shedding may have to be implemented at short notice.
Eskom points out that a generating unit each at Kusile and Majuba were taken offline to repair boiler tube leaks, while a generating unit each at Kriel, Majuba and Matimba tripped.
The return to service of a generating unit each at Kendal and Tutuka has also been delayed.
Total breakdowns have increased to 16 822 MW, while planned maintenance is 4 888 MW of capacity as it continues with reliability maintenance.