Stage 2 load shedding: Brace yourself for more load shedding this winter

Stage 2 load shedding is set to resume at 09:00 this morning, said Eskom on Sunday 12 July 2020.

The power utility says despite its efforts to return additional generation units to service after the breakdowns that occurred during the week, they have not made sufficient progress to enable them to suspend load shedding.

“Eskom wishes to assure the public that implementing load shedding is the last resort, in order to protect the national grid.

In order to limit the impact of load shedding on the morning traffic peak, Eskom will start implementing Stage 2 load shedding from 09:00 tomorrow,” said Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantsantsa.

The power utility said this will continue until 22:00, adding that implementing load-shedding today is also necessary in order to replenish the emergency generation reserves to better prepare for the week.

Mantsantsa added that, in the coming week Eskom will continue to experience supply constraints. Due to the much colder weather, the demand for electricity has also risen significantly.

We therefore urge the public to continue assisting us in managing consumption in order to reduce the impact of the supply constraints. With your help, Eskom can recover from this much quicker, concluded, Mantsantsa.