Brace for stage 2 load shedding all weekend, warns Eskom | Fin24

2020-09-04 07:20:00 PM

Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 08:00 to 22:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

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Eskom will implement Stage 2 LoadShedding from 08:00 to 22:00 on Saturday and Sunday. | Fin24

Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 08:00 to 22:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

ShareLoad shedding.GettyEskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding throughout the weekend, in order to replenish emergency reserves and to better prepare for the coming week.The power utility on Friday afternoon issued an update on the power system. Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented on both Saturday and Sunday, between 08:00 and 22:00, the statement read.

Earlier in the week it had implemented Stage 4 load shedding, due to breakdowns at generating units, coupled with increasing demand brought on by the colder weather.By Friday the power utility downscaled load shedding to Stage 3, due to improved weather and reduced demand.

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Brace for stage 2 load shedding all weekend, warns Eskom Share Load shedding.Eskom to reduce loadshedding to Stage 3 from Friday morning Share Load shedding will shift to Stage 3 on Friday.to share every month.Thursday 3 September 2020 - 7:00am File: Eskom says load-shedding will persist throughout the week.

Getty Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding throughout the weekend, in order to replenish emergency reserves and to better prepare for the coming week. The power utility on Friday afternoon issued an update on the power system. The power utility had on Wednesday upped rotational power cuts to Stage 4, plunging the country into long hours of blackouts that have affected homes and businesses which are still battling the crippling effect of the Covid-19 lockdown. Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented on both Saturday and Sunday, between 08:00 and 22:00, the statement read. But it was also the month when Eskom quite simply could no longer meet energy demand in the country that in that year grew over 5%. Earlier in the week it had implemented Stage 4 load shedding, due to breakdowns at generating units, coupled with increasing demand brought on by the colder weather. READ | Find your load shedding schedule The power producer warned that its system"remains unreliable and vulnerable" - although engineers had successfully returned generation units at Tutuka, Matla, Majuba and Camden power stations. By Friday the power utility downscaled load shedding to Stage 3, due to improved weather and reduced demand. "Eskom urges the people of South Africa to help reduce electricity usage in order to ease the pressure on the system.

It had warned that load shedding would be implemented over the weekend, as emergency reserves were depleted over the past week. Eskom had previously said that the cuts were needed to prevent the nationwide collapse of the power system. A myriad of factors got us to the point in December 2007, including not heeding warnings from Eskom and others about the looming energy crunch. READ | Find your load shedding schedule "The system remains unreliable and vulnerable and Eskom will continue to communicate the stage of load shedding should there be any further developments," the statement read. Unplanned breakdowns amount to 11 090 MW of capacity, this is in addition to the 5 371 MW out on planned maintenance. *Compiled by Sibongile Khumalo. Eskom appealed to the public to use electricity sparingly. On Friday morning, news broke that the beleaguered power utility had suspended Tutuka and Kendal power station after breakdowns contributed to Stage 4 load shedding earlier in the week.

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