Forced shutdown of two Eskom generating units — load-shedding increased

Eskom has announced that load-shedding between 05:00 and 16:00 every day will increase to stage 2.

This comes after Eskom said the forced shutdown of two generating units on Tuesday morning was “imminent”.

It will increase load-shedding to stage 2 from 09:00 on Tuesday.

“Eskom will monitor the system and communicate should any significant changes occur,” the state-owned power utility said.

On Sunday, Eskom said it hoped to implement an alternating schedule of stage 1 and 3 power cuts this week.

It said it anticipated approximately 3,700MW of generating capacity to return to service by Tuesday evening.

Load-shedding from 21 November 2023
Date Day Daytime (05:00–16:00) Evening peak (16:00–05:00)
21 November Tuesday Stage 2 from 09:00
(Previously stage 1)
Stage 3
22 November Wednesday Stage 2 Stage 3
Until further notice

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Forced shutdown of two Eskom generating units — load-shedding increased