UPDATE: #loadshedding moved from stage 2 to stage 1

Eskom says it has been able to bring back some of its generators online.

FILE: Eskom says it will be running maintenance on several of its generators which stopped working this week.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says it has been able to bring back some of its generators online and has moved from stage two to stage one load shedding this morning.

Earlier this week, several of its generators stopped working, causing the power utility to warn of stage two load shedding as engineers carried out maintenance work.

Consumers are advised to expect blackouts between 8 am and 10pm today.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says, "We are no longer going to implement stage two of load shedding as initially planned. We are now going to move into stage one of load shedding. The reason for this upgrade is that overnight we did have a number of our generators coming back online."

Last week during his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma said government was doing everything in its power to resolve the energy challenge.

Zuma said government would invest R23 billion in the power utility.