Power utility, Eskom, recently moved South Africa to stage 6 loadshedding late Sunday afternoon after loadshedding was rotating between stage 3 and 4 from last week Thursday.
The announcement of this sudden increase in the loadshedding stage comes as a result of generating units at Arnot, Hendrina, Lethabo and Majuba breaking down while Camden Power Station experienced the breakdown of two generating units all at once. All these generating units have since been taken offline for repairs.
Lethabo Power Station was dealt a further blow with two more units being shutdown due to local constraints as the new Vaal Mine has been unable to produce the expected amount of coal needed due to heavy rains in the past week.
Could we be possibly starring down the barrel of stage 8 loadshedding?
How will the Minister of Electricity start fixing the pandemic that is loadshedding?
Click on the link below to watch Eskom’s latest press briefing highlighting all these challenges and more as they maneuver towards a new era as Mr. De Ruyter officially steps down in April.
YouTube link – https://youtu.be/EfzkvC-L6Bo