Make sure to charge your devices and bust out some candles. Load shedding has unsurprisingly been extended. Capetonians can expect to remain in the dark until Wednesday, March 17, 17:00.
The original announcement came after the loss of generation units and the need to replenish emergency generation reserves.
On Friday, the utility extended the rotational power cuts as it battled to keep the lights on due to breakdowns.
Eskom spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha said there was a possibility that load shedding would continue in the coming week, reported EWN.
“There is a high probability that load shedding may continue into the coming week. We currently have just over 7,000 megawatts of capacity on planned maintenance, while another 11,000 megawatts of capacity is unavailable.”
Eskom announced the following on Twitter:
Stage 2 loadshedding will be extended to 05:00 on Wednesday following the loss of further
generation capacity and to replenish emergency generation reserves@News24 @SABCNews @NewzroomAfrika @eNCA @IOL @ewnupdates @SundayTimesZA @SowetanLIVE pic.twitter.com/P9xezDoIBG
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 14, 2021
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