I am starting to think there is a conspiracy by the government and Eskom.So basically you're ignoring something to try and keep the lights on for showerheads pointless speech then Eskom?
You are more than likely correct on last nights stage 2....or Eskom rescheduled planned maintenance to ensure that there would be enough generation online tonight. That does not mean that things can't still go horribly wrong, requiring load shedding.
Also, I believe last night's stage 2 loadshedding was to save water and diesel (in other words, they didn't use water or diesel last night so that they would have more tonight).
Just go here to learn about the stages of LoadsheddingI've been confused on this issue for quite some time now...
Interpreting Eskom load-shedding stages
Load shedding will be used under emergency conditions for limited periods.
Three schedules have now been developed based on the possibility of risk and to ensure that it is applied in a fair and equitable manner:
Stage 1 allows for up to 1000 MW of the national load to be shed.
Stage 2 allows for up to 2000 MW of the national load to be shed.
Stage 3 allows for up to 4000 MW of the national load to be shed.
Load shedding will be implemented in most instances in 2 hour blocks (with an additional 30 minutes for switching between blocks) during the period 05:00 to 21:30. You therefore may be without electricity for 2,5 hours