Load shedding Eskom

Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding. Photo: Stock/Canva

Eskom WARNS of possible load shedding on Monday

Eskom could implement stage 2 load shedding from 18:00 until midnight on Monday due to a shortage in generation capacity

Load shedding Eskom

Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding. Photo: Stock/Canva

Eskom says there is a shortage of generation capacity and is warning its customers that it could be forced to implement stage 2 load shedding on Monday, 15 August 2022, should the situation continue.

“Eskom cautions the public that due to the shortage of generation capacity, Stage 2 loadshedding would be required to be implemented at short notice this evening between 18:00 and 24:00 should any further significant breakdowns occur,” said Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha in a statement.


The embattled power utility last introduced rolling blackouts more than a week ago, but they were soon suspended after an improvement in generation capacity at some of its power stations. Now Eskom says units at its Kriel, Majuba, Matla and Arnot Power stations broke down over the past 24 hours. In addition, the latest weather conditions have resulted in increased electricity demand.

“The breakdowns of a generation unit each at the Kriel, Majuba, Matla and three units at Arnot Power Station during the last 24 hours, as well as delays in returning units to service at Kusile, Lethabo and Tutuka power stations have put a severe strain on the power generation system. An increase in demand due to the cold front sweeping across the country has exacerbated the capacity constraints”

Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Mantshantsha adds that they currently have 4 508MW on planned maintenance, while another 13 622MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

“We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly, especially during these uncertain times on the power system. Eskom will promptly communicate should a need arise,” he also said.