Eskom implements stage 2 load shedding

Eskom will implement stage 2 from 4pm to 10pm today, as a result of generating units not returning to service as planned and due to an additional loss of a generating unit.

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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding from 4 pm to 10 pm today, as a result of generating units not returning to service as planned and due to an additional loss of a generating unit.

The power utility had implemented stage 1 from 9 am this morning

"The reason for this is that we do not have enough generating capacity and the pressure is mounting in terms of the demand and supply. Unfortunately, Eskom is not in the position to meet the demand at the moment," says Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe.

The City of Cape Town says it will also have to implement stage 2 load shedding in the next hour.

The Steenbras pump storage scheme is being used to reduce the occurrence of load shedding in city supply areas where possible.

"We'll see how we can either terminate load shedding, but this is all dependent on the demand on the grid," says Cape Town MMC for informal settlements, water and waste services and energy Xanthea Limberg.

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