Update: Eskom has implemented stage 2 load shedding.
“Load shedding was changed from stage 1 to stage 2 at 08:20 and this is likely to be until 22:00. This is due to a further shortage of generating capacity and increased electricity demand,” said Eskom.
Original article: Eskom will implement stage 1 load shedding from 06:00 on Friday, which is likely to continue until 22:00 on Friday.
Eskom said this is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of its units.
“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.