Eskom has announced that it will implement Stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday October 16 as a result of capacity shortage.
The blackout is expected to last from 9am to 11pm in various areas across the city.
Stage 2 load shedding is implemented when the public enterprise has to free up 2 000 megawatts from the national power grid, and this is usually done during urgent maintenance or high demand.
Eskom has warned that there is a possibility of load-shedding Stage 2 from 09:00 to 23:00 today.⚠️
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— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) October 16, 2019
Eskom has previously made assurances that the country would not be left in the dark after experts speculated that load shedding would be making a return in October.
During the winter, the utility was forced to implement load shedding, which reached up to stage 4 and left major parts of the country without power for weeks.