Medium chance of load-shedding: Eskom


Power utility, Eskom, has announced a medium to high probability of it implementing load-shedding for Monday.

The parastatal posted an update to its Twitter account announcing a medium probability for load-shedding during the day.

“There is a medium probability of load shedding during the day with a very high probability of load shedding for evening.”

“Any unexpected changes on the already constrained and vulnerable power system could lead to load shedding at short notice,” the group said.

The power utility has not implemented load shedding for the past week or so.

Last week unit 6 at Medupi started producing power for the first time, marking the end to years of delays hindering the switch-on.

“Within the next three months, South Africa will see Medupi unit six’s full potential of 794MW being fed into the South African national grid,” Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona said.

Medupi’s total output of 4,764MW however, is only expected to be synchronised to the grid by 2019.