If you’ve been planning your schedule around loadshedding you may want to make a few tweaks, because Eskom will be implementing Stage 4 loadshedding from 12pm on Wednesday, October 27 until 5am on Friday, October 29. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will continue as previously communicated until 5am on Saturday, October 30.
In a statement, Eskom said that over the past 24 hours, a unit each at Medupi, Kusile and Matla power stations tripped while a unit each at Lethabo and Arnot power stations were forced to shut down.
“This constrained the power system further requiring extensive use of emergency reserves and therefore, hampering the recovery of these reserves,” the power utility explained.
Regretfully Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 12:00 on Wednesday until 05:00 on Friday; thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will continue as previously communicated until 05:00 on Saturday pic.twitter.com/H7CR4bk0A0
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) October 27, 2021
“We remind customers that loadshedding is implemented as a last resort to maintain the stability of the power system regardless of the stage of loadshedding. The implementation of Stage 4 loadshedding is therefore, no cause for alarm as the power system remains to be effectively controlled,” Eskom expressed.
Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system.
The City of Cape Town took to Twitter to announce that it’s able to protect its customers with two stages of Eskom’s loadshedding for most of the day today. Have a look at the schedule here:
The City is pleased to announced it is able to protect its customers with two stages of Eskom’s load-shedding for most of the day today.
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) October 27, 2021