Eskom implements stage 2 power cuts for the weekend.
Eskom wants you to know that due to the continued shortage of generation capacity, stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 4 pm until 12 am, over the weekend.
Stage 2 load shedding
Any other substantial modifications will be swiftly communicated, according to the dark lords of Megawatt Park.
Sikonathi Mantshantsha, a spokeswoman, claims that the electricity company is struggling to keep the lights on.
“The capacity constraints have been exacerbated by the delay in returning a generation unit to service each at Koeberg, Kusile, and Tutuka power stations, as well as the unplanned breakdowns of a generation unit each at Camden and Medupi, two at Hendrina, and four units at Arnot power stations.”
“Some generation units are anticipated to return to service over the next few days. We currently have 3 571MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 624MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns,” Mantshantsha said in a statement.
The intentional power outages, according to Mantshantsha, will also help in restoring emergency generating reserves, which have been heavily used to fulfill demand over the past several days.
“Eskom would like to remind the public that load shedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We, therefore, urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly, especially during these uncertain times on the power system.”