Possibility of load-shedding on Thursday afternoon, Eskom warns


Date: Mar 1, 2019

Eskom said there was a risk of stage 1 load-shedding from 2pm to 10pm on Thursday.

The power utility said the load-shedding was as a result of a shortage of generating capacity.

On Wednesday evening, Eskom warned that the power system remained tight and said it was possible that it could lose additional power-generating units.

On Wednesday evening, it requested customers to use electricity sparingly.

Eskom said load-shedding was done countrywide as a controlled option to respond to unplanned events to protect the electricity power system from a total blackout.

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