Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 4pm today until midnight.
In a statement, Eskom said load shedding will alternate between Stages 1 and 3 throughout the days and evenings.
“Stage 1 load shedding will then be implemented on Wednesday and Thursday from 5am until 4pm, switching over to Stage 3 again from 4pm until midnight on both days,” the statement read.
"Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit each at Grootvlei, Kriel and Matla power stations was returned to service. In the same period, a generation unit each at Majuba and Tutuka power stations was taken out of service due to breakdowns," said Eskom interim spokesperson, Daphne Mokwena.
She said breakdowns currently amounts to 14 991MW of generating capacity, while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 4 264MW.
Eskom said the delay in returning to service a generating unit at Tutuka power station is contributing to the current capacity constraints. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return generating units to service over the next few days.