Capetonians will have their lights out for a little bit longer on Wednesday, September 2. Eskom has announced Stage 4 will be implemented from 3pm today.
The power system is still severely constrained and the cold weather has placed additional demand on the grid
“Unplanned breakdowns amount to 11 300MW of capacity, adding to the 5040MW currently out on planned maintenance,” they explain in a statement.
“Loadshedding will persist throughout the weekend as Eskom teams work around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as possible. Eskom will continue to communicate the stage of load shedding should there be any further developments.”
Eskom to implement Stage 4 loadshedding from 15:00 until 22:00 tonight as power system is
still severely constrained and the cold weather places additional demand on the grid pic.twitter.com/XHSUq7FJSE
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) September 2, 2020
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Also read: How to prepare for Stage 4 load shedding