Eskom stage 2 load-shedding is back

Eskom will implement stage 2 load-shedding tonight.

The power utility stated that stage 2 load-shedding will take place from 22:00 this evening until 05:00 tomorrow morning.

Eskom said it lost three generating units today and had to implement emergency reserves to meet power demand.

As a result, the emergency reserve levels are critically low, and load-shedding was required.

The risk of further load-shedding tomorrow also remains high if generating units are not returned tonight, said Eskom.

Turn off air-conditioners

Eskom requested that South Africans make a concerted effort to reduce the amount of electricity they are using to lower power demand levels.

It provided examples of how people should reduce their usage, which included instructions to:

  • Turn off air-conditioners
  • Turn off geysers
  • Only use cold water
  • Turn off your computers at the end of the day

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