Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stage 2 load-shedding implemented across the country

Oscar Thomas
26 February 2015

Eskom has implemented stage two load shedding across the country today which will last until ten o clock this evening.
Eskom Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said earlier this morning the power utility lost some of its generating units due to technical fault, and have not been able to bring them back online. 

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene while delivering his first budget speech on Wednesday announced that Eskom will receive a capital cash injection of 23 billion-Rand and electricity tariffs will also increase.

Phasiwe said we are urging all our customers at this stage though to continue to use electricity sparingly.

Phasiwe said especially where air conditioners are frequently used and if possible people in residential areas to switch off geysers when not in use, pool pumps to be switched off so that we can either reduce the duration of load shedding or the severity of load shedding meaning that we may not have to go into stage three load shedding.

“We want to limit it to stage two or even go to stage one as we want to eventually cancel load shedding in all” Phasiwe added.



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