Eskom hits a peak as it usually does in every South African Winter.
They warn users that they might not be able to meet the demands of electricity on Monday the 27th of July 2020, during the peak period in the evening, as six generation units tripped during the day.
From the six that tripped, one began working again but they were unable to get three more to work.
Eskom further warned consumers that the situation could continue for several days.
The units that tripped were at the Majuba, Tutuka, Hendrina, and Duvha power stations and the delays that were being experienced were at the Matla, Kendal, and Tutuka power stations.
Eskom stated that if there are any additional breakdowns this will compromise Eskom’s ability to supply electricity to the country during peak hours (from 17:00 to 21:00).
They have been issuing warnings, earlier this year, that the system is constrained.
The CEO, Andre de Ruyter, earlier this year did however state that Eskom might be able to minimise load-shedding this winter.
The fact that Sifiso Dabengwa, non-executive director, has stepped down from the board of Eskom on the 27th of July as well might not make things any easier.
No reason was given for the resignation, but he allegedly presented his letter of resignation to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Godhan on the 23rd of July 2020.