Wednesday, 09 June 2021: Due to the continued delays in returning generation units to service at
Kusile, Tutuka, Duvha, Kendal and Koeberg Power Stations, Stage 2 loadshedding will be
implemented from 10:00 today until 22:00 on Sunday night. In addition, these constraints have been
exacerbated by the high winter demand throughout the day over the past few days as brought about
by the colder temperatures.
The emergency generation reserves have been used extensively in the past days to avoid
loadshedding during the day. This has resulted in these being depleted, reducing available capacity. It
is, therefore, necessary to implement loadshedding continuously in order to replenish the emergency
reserves. Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any changes.
Breakdowns currently total 13 752MW of capacity, while planned maintenance is 1 273MW of
These capacity constraints will continue for the foreseeable future and all South Africans are urged to
reduce their use of electricity, particularly between 17:00 and 22:00, when the winter demand is the
Eskom apologises for the inconvenience and uncertainty caused by these interruptions in electricity
Issued by: Eskom Media Desk
Tel: +27 11 800 3304/3343/3378
Fax: 086 664 7699