Stage 2 Loadshedding To Run Until Saturday

The country is due to experience another wave of power outages as Eskom announces that more days of loadshedding lay ahead.


Power utility, Eskom, has announced that it will implement Stage 2 loadshedding with effect from Tuesday at 09:00 AM until Saturday at 5:00 pm.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday morning, the power outages are due to a shortage in generation capacity, as further delays in returning other units to service have hampered Eskom’s ability to replenish its emergency generation reserves.

The power utility says that it expects to have restored by the weekend and further points out that some of its generation units may still fail due to capacity issues. 

Eskom anticipates returning Kuberge Unit 1 to service during the weekend. Eskom also expects to return five other units to service during the week.

"However, there are a number of generation units running with a risk of failure that cannot be attended to at the moment due to the current capacity."

Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to its power system.



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