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Eskom implemented Stage 2 load shedding until 22:00hrs on Monday

Feb 11, 2019
Eskom implemented Stage 2 load shedding until 22:00hrs on Monday

Eskom implemented Stage 2 rotational loadshedding from 09:00 on Monday until 22:00 - for the second day after reintroducing load shedding for the first time since December over the weekend.

“Although a number of generating units, have returned to service as per the nine-point plan, regrettably additional units continue to trip," Eskom said.

“This results in a shortage of generating capacity."

The power utility warned consumers to treat all electrical points as live during loadshedding.

Eskom will update customers on load shedding

It said that Stage 2 calls for 2000MW to be rotationally loadshed nationally at a given period. Loadshedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.

“We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.”

For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za).

Eskom customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.

Things to do during load shedding

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