Eskom has announced that the possibility of loadshedding throughout Friday remains very high.
The announcement comes after stage two rotational loadshedding that was implemented on Thursday for between 4pm to 11pm overlapped to Friday at 5am.
Eskom says the overnight loadshedding would give it more time to recover from a further unplanned breakdown, critically low water levels at their pumped storage schemes and the need to manage their diesel reserves.
“Coal handling at our power stations are currently not impacted by the rainy weather conditions,” added the utility’s Dikatso Mokae.
although… no loadshedding would be experienced during summer, unplanned breakdowns need to be contained
The utility reiterated that although it had announced that no loadshedding would be experienced during summer, unplanned breakdowns need to be contained at below 9500MW thus any breakdowns beyond 10500MW will result in the high usage of its emergency resources which may lead to loadshedding.
Eskom has urged the public to use electricity sparingly to reduce demand and lessen the implementation of loadshedding.
Check load-shedding schedule here: https://bit.ly/34WWQTR