ESKOM urged South Africans to reduce their power use as the electricity system is severely constrained due to the delay in returning units to service and the loss of multiple generation units on Monday.
Any further losses of generation capacity would trigger load shedding at “very short notice”, the utility warned.
Eskom said the power system on Monday afternoon was “very constrained” following various breakdowns over the weekend, as well as delays in returning some generation units to service.
Eskom is working on returning a generation unit each at Matimba, Duvha and Arnot power stations to service before the evening peak on Monday. – fin24