21 May 2015
Power utility Eskom started
implementing stage one load shedding across the country at eight o clock this
morning, which will then move to stage two at two o clock this afternoon until
ten in the evening.
Eskom Spokesperson Khulu
Phasiwe said load shedding is implemented when necessary to protect the power
system, and to ensure that maintenance is carried out.
Phasiwe explains that some of
the generating units that we were expecting to come back online today have not
been synchronised yet, and the other reason is that this morning there were a
number of some trips on some of our machines, as a result we did not have
enough generating capacity now and later on in the afternoon it’s going to be
“At this stage we feel that,
to protect the system form a total collapse we have to implement load-shedding
so we avoid a blackout”, Phasiwe added.
Labels: Stage 1 load-shedding in progress