Eskom requests the public to reduce electricity usage as system is severely constrained

Eskom appeals to the public to reduce electricity consumption as the generation system is severely constrained. We have unexpectedly lost four large units to unplanned breakdowns, while the return to service of another two generation units have been delayed.

The breakdowns happened to a unit at Kendal, Majuba and Lethabo power stations. Furthermore, a unit at Duvha and Tutuka power stations, have not returned to service as expected.

A further Kendal unit was taken off due to technical difficulties and to address emissions.

Read more: ESKOM power alert on 23 June 2020

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