Following a power alert this morning Eskom has now reported that breakdowns have increased to 3 000MW and as a result loadshedding will have to be implemented.
“Due to the increase in generation unit breakdowns, Eskom regrets to inform country that it will implement Stage 2 loadshedding starting at 12:00,” Eskom wrote in the second power alert of the day.
Stage 2 loadshedding is excepted to last until 22:00 on Friday evening.
“Eskom is working hard to return as many of these generation units to service,” the utility said.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) July 10, 2020
This means it’s a good time to check your loadshedding schedules.
Despite it having been many months since power cuts were a frequent feature of our days, the existing schedules remain in force.
That means you can check for your schedules online here.
With a cold front currently moving through South Africa this loadshedding could not have come at a worse time. Actually scratch that, at least lockdown has eased somewhat so folks are able to make plans to get dinner and the like when the lights go out.[Image – Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash]