Phase 3 load shedding will be introduced at 17:00 on Monday and will be in effect until 16:00 on Tuesday.
After that load shedding will be increased to phase 5. This phase is expected to be downgraded again to phase 3 at 05:00 on Wednesday, which will apply until 16:00 in the afternoon.
Eskom says 14,940 MW of capacity is currently unavailable due to breakdowns at substations. Furthermore, 7,215 MW is allocated to planned maintenance.
Over the past 24 hours, two generating units have been brought back into operation at the Lethabo and Matimba power stations, while two generating units at the Kriel and Kendal power stations have been taken off line for repairs over the same period.
Delays in the restoration of units at Camden, Lethabo, Kriel, Medupi and Tutuka are contributing to the current capacity problems.
Furthermore, the high demand for power after the Easter weekend will put further pressure on the power grid. Eskom says that in light of this, the power supplier may be forced to introduce higher load shedding phases at short notice.
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