Stage 2 Load-Shedding To Continue Throughout Thursday Night As Eskom Faces Depleted Storage Dam Levels

In addition to the load-shedding currently underway, Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented throughout Thursday night. It was previously set to stop at 22:00, Eskom said on Thursday.

Stage 2 load-shedding will then continue to be implemented at 05:00 – 22:00 daily until Saturday night.

Additional load shedding is needed to preserve the pumped storage dam levels, part of the emergency generation reserves. Eskom currently has 4 588MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 204MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.