Eskom announced that stage 2 load shedding will take place from Wednesday 17:00 to Friday 23:00 this week. The power utility stated that generation capacity is severely constrained.
There is a high probability that load shedding may continue to be implemented throughout the weekend.
Load shedding has been implemented due to continued poor performance at the Kusile, Duvha and Tutuka Power Stations, as well as delays and breakdowns over the last week.
Eskom states that emergency generation reserves have been utilised extensively and have rapidly depleted. “This period of load shedding will be used to replenish the emergency generation reserves,” the statement read.
The power utility requests that the public uses electricity sparingly as the system remains vulnerable and unpredictable. Eskom will communicate as the situation changes.