Eskom says it will implement stage 4 load-shedding from 2pm on Friday until 6am on Saturday.
This comes after it implemented rotational power cuts overnight on Thursday. The cuts continued at stage 2 into Friday.
The power utility’s spokesperson Nto Rikhotso says, “For now, the prognosis is that we will implement stage 4 load-shedding between 14:00 and 06:00 tomorrow. Should anything change, Eskom will advise consumers.”
She adds, “Last night, we implemented load-shedding because we wanted to augment water resources. Some of the units we expected to come back did not come back.
Further to that, this morning, because of the rain, we are starting to experience coal-handling issues because some stations now have wet coal, and thus more units are not able to generate.”
What is Stage 4 load-shedding and how does it affect you?
- Stage 4 calls for 4,000 MW to be rotationally cut off nationally at a given period.
- This means that residents need to be prepared for unscheduled power cuts at any given time without any warning for close to four hours at a time.
- Your area will be scheduled for load-shedding 12 times over a four-day period for two hours at a time, or 12 times over an eight-day period for four hours at a time.
Check load-shedding schedule here: https://bit.ly/34WWQTR