Take a deep breath: Load shedding is back, Eskom said on Tuesday, with a Phase 2 blackout from 4pm to midnight.

The state-owned utility, which has an acute shortage of operating generating capacity, said in a statement that there was also a high possibility that phase 2 cuts would also be imposed on Wednesday and Thursday during the same 4pm to midnight window.

“Breakdowns of one generator at Arnot Power Station and three at Tutuka Power Station in the last 24 hours, as well as delays in returning units to service at Arnot, Kusile and Tutuka Power Stations, have caused severe power strain. generation system’.

Eskom said 4.5GW was down due to scheduled maintenance and a further 14.2GW was unavailable due to breakdowns. — (c) 2022 NewsCentral Media

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