Article by: Dumisane Dube.
Eskom has implemented stage 2 power cuts that will continue until 10pm on Tuesday.
The power utility says it has lost 10 generating units at seven power stations in the past 24 hours.
“Failure of three generation units at Tutuka was due to loss of air compressors, a unit at Majuba was forced shutdown while another unit tripped,” explains Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.
According to Mantshatsha this represents a total loss of 6 044MW over this 24 hour period, bringing the total unplanned capacity lost to 16 118MW, planned maintenance is 4 171MW
“A generation unit at Kriel was taken down for a boiler tube leak. A unit was forced down due to a steam leak at a unit at Matla power station, while trips at a unit each at Medupi, Kusile and the Duvha power stations are being investigated.
Eskom Spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, says teams are working on returning the units back to service.
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