Eskom announced on Tuesday that it will implement load shedding stage 2 from from 17:00 until 22:00.
Eskom said in a statement the power system was constrained but stable for most of the day today, thus enabling Eskom to perform maintenance without the need for load shedding.
“However, due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity due to power station units being on maintenance, Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding from 17:00 today and is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening.”
Eskom said it implemented load shedding 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, it cautioned.
“As we are currently experiencing cold weather conditions across the country, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm.”