Eskom implements stage 1 load shedding

(Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)
(Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)

Cape Town – Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 1 load shedding from 06:00 on Friday, which is likely to continue until 22:00 in the evening.

This is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of its units, Eskom said.

Plan for load shedding: Gridwatch

“Eskom would like to assure customers that load shedding is implemented as a necessary measure to protect the power system and to ensure that maintenance is carried out in order to guarantee that our supply of electricity can be maintained in the long term.

“Any unexpected changes on the vulnerable and constrained power system could lead to a change in the load shedding stage at short notice."

Eskom also urged electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm as the country experiences cold weather conditions during winter.

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