Eskom announced that it will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 10pm on Tuesday [February 9] until 5am on Wednesday [February 10] to replenish emergency generation services.

“The load shedding is necessary in order to preserve and replenish the emergency generation reserves and to maximise the capacity available during the daytime hours,” said the power utility in a statement via Twitter.

Eskom said the power generation system is still severely constrained due to high generation unit breakdowns during the past two days as well as the delayed return to service of some units out on planned maintenance.

On Sunday [February 7] Eskom said the risk of load shedding remains elevated because of ongoing maintenance.


Load shedding may continue until August

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