Eskom has said that stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented as of Sunday, 10th of February, from 1pm to 10pm and has announced that we’ll experience rotational load-shedding again, today (11th February, 2019) from 9:00am till 22:00pm tonight. This came directly from a press release, through their spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe. The energy utility has not had to implement load-shedding since the 9th of December, although there has been threats and signs that we could once again be plunged into temporary darkness around mid January.
The reason for implementing load-shedding according to Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe, is because of short capacity. They also sight the need to replenish and preserve water and diesel resources to limit the extent and severity of load-shedding in the coming weeks. Stage 2 load-shedding aims to shed about 2000MW to be shed in a rotaional manner.
They urge consumers to use electricity sparingly by looking at switching off unused electrical appliances and non-essential lighting, switching off of geysers in a bid to reduce demand.