Eskom moves to stage 2 load shedding

2015-05-23 07:00

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Johannesburg - Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 07:00 until 22:00 this evening, Saturday, 23 May 2015.                                         

Visit Gridwatch to see when you will be affected. 

This is due to a combination of a shortage of generating units and low reserve levels at our pumped storage schemes and open cycle gas turbines.

It is important to note that Eskom implements load shedding as a necessary measure to protect the power system and to ensure that maintenance is carried out in order to guarantee that a reliable supply of electricity can be maintained in the long term.

Eskom calls on all customers to reduce the load on the electricity grid by urgently switching off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day, which will reduce electricity demand.

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