August 22, 2022
Monday, 22 August 2022: Eskom cautions the public that the system remains constrained and that Stage 2 loadshedding might be required to be implemented at short notice from 16:00 – 24:00 over the course of the week. This is due to a shortage of generation capacity owing to breakdowns and delays in returning some generating units to service.
We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly. Eskom will promptly communicate should there be any significant changes.
The breakdown of two generation units at Arnot, one each at Camden and Lethabo power stations during the past 24 hours and the delay in returning a generating unit to service each at Kendal, Komati and two units at Tutuka power stations have put a severe strain on the power generation system.
Over the weekend Eskom teams have returned to service two generating units at Kendal Power Station and a unit each at Hendrina, Kusile and Tutuka power stations.
We currently have 4 872MW on planned maintenance, while another 13 983MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.