Eskom has announced that Stage 2 loadshedding will continue until 5 am on Saturday, 12 March. The announcement comes after the power utility implemented a Stage 2 loadshedding on Monday evening.
According to Eskom, teams have managed to return four generating units, however, two other units were then taken offline for repairs.
“A further two units are expected to return to service today while an additional four units are expected to return to service by the weekend. Total breakdowns amount to 16 505MW while planned maintenance is 5 505MW of capacity,” Eskom said.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 8, 2022
Eskom further urged South Africans to reduce electricity use and to turn off non-essential items.
Load-shedding update #4
Eskom’s Stage 2 load-shedding is active until 05:00, 12 March. The City will do its best to protect its customers.
Stage 1: 06:00 – 22:00
Stage 2: 22:00 – 05:00
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) March 8, 2022