Phase 2 load shedding will be reset on Tuesday at 09:00 and will last until 22:00 in the evening. This is what Eskom said in a statement on Monday night.
According to the statement, unit 2 of the Koeberg power station, which has been on standby since April, was successfully added to the system yesterday afternoon to help ease the pressure on the generation system. Two generating units, one each at the Majuba and Lethabo power stations, also reopened yesterday.
“However, it is still not enough to enable Eskom to turn off load shedding, therefore load shedding continues until 22:00 on Tuesday.” The power provider says load shedding only applies from 09:00 so that load shedding will not impede the flow of traffic during rush hour.
Several generators have given up the ghost in the past week, the most recent of which took place at the Kriel and Medupi power stations.
“Eskom’s teams are working tirelessly to repair as many generating units as possible in the power grid, but the cold weather also means that the demand for electricity has increased significantly. We therefore ask that members of the public help us to manage the consumption of electricity so that we can reduce the effect on the power system, ”says Eskom.