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S.Africa: risk of loadshedding moves from Stage 1 to Stage 2

South African state-owned power utility Eskom, has announced that it may implement stage 2 loadshedding today.

“There is a high probability of Stage 2 rotational loadshedding from 09:00 until 22:00 today as a result of the loss of additional units overnight,” the parastatal said in a statement.

Stage 2 calls for 2,000MW 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. Read more: Eskom schedules stage 1 rotational loadshedding

“We encourage residents and businesses to please use electricity sparingly to ease the demand for electricity. Please switch off geysers during the day as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand,” the utility has asked. 
Customers are advised to keep checking their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom or municipal website and plan on the assumption that load shedding will take place.


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