BREAKING: Stage 2 load shedding on TODAY- find your schedule here

BREAKING: Stage 2 load shedding on TODAY- find your schedule here Photos: Stock/Canva

Possibility of stage 2 load shedding TODAY- find your schedule here

Eskom have announced that Stage 2 load shedding might be implemented TODAY. Find your latest schedule here.

BREAKING: Stage 2 load shedding on TODAY- find your schedule here

BREAKING: Stage 2 load shedding on TODAY- find your schedule here Photos: Stock/Canva

Brace yourselves as Eskom has announced it might be forced to implement stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday afternoon, 10 August 2022, from 16:00 until midnight.

ESKOM IS IMPLEMENTING STAGE 2 LOAD SHEDDING

The embattled power utility has attributed the possible decision to breakdowns at some of its power stations.

“The breakdowns of a generation unit each at the Majuba, Tutuka and two at Kriel power stations have put a severe strain on the power generation system. Eskom cautions the public that Stage 2 loadshedding would be required to be implemented at short notice this evening at 16:00 – 24:00 should any further significant breakdowns occur,” Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha in a statement.

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For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.

As if that wasn’t enough, there have been delays in several generaing units at Kusile, Hendrina and Arnot power stations returning to service, which has worsened the utility’s electricity constrains.

SHOULD WE EXPECT MORE LOAD SHEDDING THIS WEEK?

The return of load shedding comes after Eskom suspended the rolling blackouts this past weekend, citing lower demand and improved capacity. But at the time, the parastatal did indicate that its system remained vulnerable, which could necessitate the implementation of load shedding at short notice.

The utility says it currently has 4 479MW on planned maintenance, while another 12 951MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns. Meanwhile South Africans have been urged to keep an on their electricity usage, so as to avoid adding more pressure onto the system.

“We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly, especially during these uncertain times on the power system. Eskom will promptly communicate should a need arise,” Mantshantsha added.

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