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Stage 2 load shedding kicks in from 4pm on Monday - and could last all week

31 May 2021 3:43 PM
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Eskom
Load shedding
Stage 2 load shedding

Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding at 4pm this afternoon with a possibility of rotational power cuts throughout the week.

Stage 2 load shedding will start from 4pm until 5am on Tuesday for Eskom customers while City of Cape Town customers will be on Stage 1 between 4pm and 10pm tonight.

Eskom says there's a high probability of load shedding for the rest of the week due to the higher electricity demand as a result of the cold front setting in much earlier than expected, as well as high breakdowns of generation units.

RELATED: Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

The power utility says the generation supply constraints will persist throughout the high winter demand period, which increases the likelihood of load shedding

Earlier this month, Eskom announced that load shedding may be necessary between 5pm and 10pm throughout the winter period if the power utility continues to lose generating capacity.

RELATED: Eskom: Brace for 'high occurrence' of load shedding until much later this year




31 May 2021 3:43 PM
Tags:
Eskom
Load shedding
Stage 2 load shedding

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