Stage 2 load shedding will “regretfully” be implemented from 17:00 until 22:00 on Monday evening, Eskom said in a statement. The previous bout of load shedding was suspended just two days previously, on Saturday. Earlier, Eskom said the power system had recovered sufficiently to meet the demand during the day.A generation unit each at Kriel, Grootvlei and Majuba power stations tripped this afternoon, said spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha. “This added to the severe constraints caused by delays in returning generation units that were expected this afternoon. As previously communicated, the capacity constraints are expected to persist during the evening peaks for the remainder of the week,” he said. A unit each at Hendrina and Kendal power stations have returned to service. But this was not enough to stave off the implementation of load shedding during the evening peak. Furthermore, the return to service of a generation unit each at Kusile, Matimba and Lethabo power stations, as well as two units each at Hendrina and three at Tutuka power stations, have been delayed.Eskom had expected to return to service a generation unit each at Kusile and Kendal power stations before Monday evening.
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