Eskom Loadshedding Schedule announced! Eskom has announced that they will implement stage 2 load shedding. The stage 2 Eskom loadshedding will begin at 10pm on Tuesday night until 5am on Wednesday morning. This will be repeated tomorrow night.
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Eskom said that it had planned maintenance and was getting ready for high demand next month.
“We currently have over 9,700 megawatts of capacity on planned maintenance, while another 11,300 megawatts is unavailable due to unplanned maintenance,” said Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.
“Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service.”
“This load-shedding is necessary to preserve emergency generation reserves in preparation for higher demand expected during January as economic activity resumes. During this period, Eskom will continue to pursue increased reliability maintenance as planned and previously communicated.”
Eskom said it had removed 9,745MW from the grid due to planned maintenance, while another 11,346MW of capacity was unavailable due to unplanned maintenance.
Eskom to implement loadshedding Stage 2 starting at 22:00 overnight until 05:00, again on Wednesday night@News24 @Radio702 @SABCNews @NewzroomAfrika @eNCA @IOL @ewnupdates @SundayTimesZA @SowetanLIVE pic.twitter.com/y1yTd2G6IV
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) December 29, 2020
The Power Utility also took to Twitter to urge South Africans to use electricity wisely. “Our power system is under severe pressure. Please switch off all unnecessary lights, your geyser, pool pump and non-essential appliances.” – Eskom said on Twitter
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