Eskom warns of possible Loadshedding
Eskom has warned that loadshedding may be implemented at short notice should further capacity losses occur. Electrical faults tripped five generating units at Kriel Power Station on Monday morning, as a result it has removed 2 000MW from the system.
While some generation units at other power stations are expected to return to service on Monday, these will take time to load to full capacity. Should there be any further loss of generation capacity during this time, or some units fail to return to service as expected, loadshedding may be required to be implemented at short notice.
The power utility says their teams are working hard to return as many of the units to service as possible.
Eskom has urged South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially during these uncertain times on the power system.
By Danielle Mentoor