Eskom implements more blackouts

2015-02-04 09:34

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Eskom is planning to implement stage one blackouts from 10am today.

“There is a high demand for power and Eskom cannot meet the demand,” said spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

He said the risk of blackouts was high for the rest of the week.

Johannesburg City Power spokesperson Sol Masolo said Eskom alerted City Power just after 8am to implement the blackouts.

Yesterday, Eskom implemented power cuts from 10am to 10pm.

Around 11am, it cancelled power cuts because there was a significant drop in electricity demand.

The power utility reverted to stage one at around 5pm and said this was due to a constrained power system.

Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be cut, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW.

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