Well, that lasted long! Stage 2 load shedding might be implemented from 16:00 – 24:00 TONIGHT.
STAGE 1 LOAD SHEDDING MIGHT START AT 16:00 AND WILL CONTINUE
Eskom said due to the shortage of generation capacity, stage 2 might be implemented at short notice between 16:00 and 24:00 tonight.
“The delay in returning a generation unit to service each at Arnot, Kusile, and the Koeberg power stations, as well as the failure of a generation unit each at Medupi, Hendrina, Camden, and two units at Majuba Power Stations, have exacerbated the capacity constraints. Some generation units at other power stations are expected to return to service over the next few days.
“However, should there be any further loss of generation capacity over the next three days or should some units fail to return to service as anticipated , load shedding may be required to be implemented at a short notice.
“Eskom would like to remind the public that load shedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We, therefore, urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly, especially during these uncertain times on the power system.”
FIND YOUR SCHEDULE HERE:
- City of Tshwane
- City of Johannesburg
- City of Ekurhuleni
- City of Cape Town
- Nelson Mandela Bay
- Buffalo City
For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.
This comes days after President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation about the country’s energy crisis on Monday evening.
Eskom will be recruiting former senior plant managers and engineers due to the shortage of skilled personnel and engineers.
ESKOM WILL BE RECRUITING SOON
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation about the country’s energy crisis last week.
He said one of the challenges that Eskom has faced had been the shortage of skilled personnel and engineers.
“The utility is now recruiting skilled personnel, including former senior Eskom plant managers and engineers from the private sector.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa
He furthermore urged South Africans to invest in rooftop solar with NEW rules and a pricing structure.
RAMAPHOSA URGED SOUTH AFRICANS TO GET ROOFTOP SOLAR
President Cyril Ramaphosa said they intend to enable businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar to generate electricity.
He said South Africa has a great abundance of sun that should be used to generate electricity.
“There is significant potential for households and businesses to install rooftop solar and connect this power to the grid.
“To incentivise greater uptake of rooftop solar, Eskom will develop rules and a pricing structure – known as a feed-in tariff – for all commercial and residential installations on its network.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa