Eskom to implement Stage 2 load shedding
Eskom announced that it will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 17:00 until 22:00 on Monday, due to the breakdown of a generation unit each at Majuba and Medupi power stations
In a statement, the parastatal said that three generation units are expected to return to service by this evening, which will ramp up through the night.
‘’Eskom will continue to closely monitor the system, adjust and communicate any changes as may be necessary. We appeal to all South Africans to help limit the impact of the shortages by continuing to reduce the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.’’
‘’Eskom cautions the public that as the shortage of generation capacity persists, the system will continue to be constrained with an elevated risk of loadshedding over the coming weeks.’’
It urged consumers to use electricity sparingly.
‘’We would like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially between 05:00 – 09:00 in the mornings and 16:00 – 22:00 in the evenings.’’
Done By: Mitchum George