Eskom has announced that Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented daily from Monday to Wednesday at 4pm to 12am
Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented daily from Monday to Wednesday, between 4pm and midnight, Eskom announced on Sunday.
The power utility said it will endeavour to limit load-shedding to night time to have minimal impact on the economy and population.
Eskom said the load-shedding will be used to replenish emergency generation reserves during the night to bolster generation capacity.
“Since Saturday two generation units at Kriel and a unit each at Kendal, Komati, Lethabo, Majuba and Matla power stations have returned to service. A generating unit each at Kendal and Kusile power stations were taken offline for repairs,” it said.
The power utility has 5,487MW on planned maintenance, while another 14,061MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
“Load-shedding is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns. Eskom will publish a further update on Wednesday afternoon, or as soon as any significant changes occur,” it said.