The utility reported that it is battling with several breakdowns of generation units at its plants, which have moved 20,000 megawatts off the grid
Around 8am this morning, Eskom implemented stage two loadshedding.
The utility reported that it is battling with several breakdowns of generation units at its plants, which have moved 20,000 megawatts off the grid.
Since the implementation of stage two loadshedding, blackouts are expected to last until at least 10pm.
However, Eskom has been warned of a high possibility it may ramp up loadshedding to stage three for the evening peak period.
Sikonathi Mantshantsha from Eskom had this to say:
“Eskom regrets informing the country that starting from 8 am this morning, we will have to implement loadshedding stage 2. This is due to the increase in breakdowns overnight and this morning. We will be implementing stage 2 loadshedding, as we have had additional breakdowns overnight.”
Around 5am today, some communities had their power cut already. Communities on the west rand, the Vaal, and Soweto were affected.
The reason for the implementation of so-called ‘load reduction’ in these areas is to prevent network overloading.
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