Eskom will reduce this week’s relatively mild stage-2 rotational power cuts even further by Friday, with it appearing possible that another load shedding-free weekend might lie ahead.
Since Monday, Eskom has been implementing stage-2 load shedding between 4pm and midnight to cope with increased demand during the evening peak amid a shortage of generating capacity.
This will continue on Wednesday and Thursday during the same eight-hour windows, but will then be reduced to stage 1 on Friday, also only between 4pm and midnight.
“To the extent possible, Eskom will endeavour to limit load shedding to nighttime to have a minimal impact on the economy and population,” the state-owned utility said in a statement on Wednesday.
It promised to provide a further update on Friday afternoon. — (c) 2022 NewsCentral Media