Eskom stage 2 load shedding is back

Power utility Eskom has announced that stage two load shedding will return from Monday evening between 17:00 to 22:00, continuing until Thursday evening.

In a routine power alert statement, the utility blamed the latest round of blackouts on the shortage of generation capacity.

“We currently have 5 232 megawatts (MW) on planned maintenance, while another 14 202MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns,” Eskom says.

The utility further cautioned power users to use electricity sparingly as the utility anticipates generation struggles to persist over the coming weeks.

“Eskom cautions the public that as the shortage of generation capacity persists, the system will continue to be constrained with an elevated risk of load shedding over the coming weeks.”

“Eskom will continue to closely monitor the system, adjust and communicate any changes as may be necessary. We appeal to 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.”

South Africa has experienced 28 days of load shedding in 2022 alone


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