The state-owned power utility said stage 2 load shedding will resume at 8 am on Sunday until 10 pm.“Implementing load shedding tomorrow is necessary in order to replenish the emergency generation reserves to better prepare for the coming week. Due to the much colder weather, demand for electricity has also risen significantly.”
The power utility, however, said it was able to return to service three generation units in the Arnot, Duvha and Kendal power stations, all adding a combined 1,565 capacity to the generation system. Read more: Eyewitness News »
We've avoided load-shedding for Thursday, says EskomPower utility Eskom said on Thursday that it had avoided the need for load-shedding due to low energy demand.
We've avoided load-shedding for Thursday, says Eskom Eskom announced earlier in the day that its system was severely constrained as a result of faults at some of the utility's generation units.
Eskom: No load shedding on ThursdayEarlier, the power utility said the grid was under extreme pressure due to high demand because of extreme cold weather conditions in most parts of the country.
Eskom avoids load-sheddingEarlier, Eskom said there is a high possibility of load-shedding on Thursday evening.
Eskom warns load-shedding can be implemented at any timeThe power utility’s spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said nothing was “guaranteed” when it came to the power stations.
Eskom warns of weekend load shedding risk as cold weather sweeps across parts of SAAs Gauteng and the Western Cape braces for cold, wet weather, Eskom says it may be forced to implement rotational load shedding on Friday after five generation units were taken off the grid.