Eskom has announced that it will implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 4pm on Tuesday, 02 November 2021 until 05:00 on Wednesday.
The power utility says this is due to a shortage of generation capacity.
Per the published statement:
This afternoon a generation unit at Kusile power station tripped, adding to the constraints. A unit each at Matimba and Arnot power stations failed to return to service as previously anticipated. These constraints are expected to persist for the rest of the week, which may require the loadshedding to be extended. We are currently utilising emergency generation reserves extensively to supplement supply.
Total breakdowns currently amount to 17 933MW while planned maintenance is 3 451MW of capacity.
Eskom would like to remind customers and the public that loadshedding is implemented as a last resort to maintain the stability of the power system.
In the meantime, Eskom is urging the public to reduce the usage of electricity.