Eskom has announced that due to a shortage of generation capacity, stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 4pm on Tuesday until 5am on Wednesday.
The power utility says a generation unit at Kusile power station tripped on Monday adding to the constraints.
Eskom’s Sikonathi Mantshantsha has apologised to the public for the load shedding as the country awaits the results of the local government elections.
A unit each at Matimba and Arnot power stations failed to return to service as previously anticipated. These constraints are expected to persist for the rest of the week, which may require the loadshedding to be extended. We are currently utilising emergency generation reserves extensively to supplement supply.”
Mantshantsha has urged the public to continue using electricity sparingly, and will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system.