Eskom (South Africa electricity public utility company) continues to take pressure with continuing Stage 2 load-shedding set to persist throughout the weekend.
Eskom has announced that rotational Stage 2 load-shedding continues on Saturday.
The power utility says this will likely continue through to Sunday and the week ahead.
Eskom says this is due to a shortage of generation capacity.
“Customers are advised that any additional shifts on the system may require a change in the load-shedding stage,” Eskom said in a statement.
Eskom had the following tips for customers:
- Set air-conditioners’ average temperature at 23 degrees
- Switch off geysers over peak periods
- Use the cold water tap rather than using the geyser every time
- Set your swimming pool pump cycle to run twice a day, three hours at a time for optimal energy use
- At the end of the day, turn off computers, copiers, printers and fax machines at the switch. Avoid standby or sleep mode.
Date: 7 February 2020
Stage 2 rotational loadshedding will continue tomorrow, with a high probability of loadshedding on Sunday and the week ahead @SABCNewsOnline @IOL @eNCA @ewnupdates @TimesLIVE @SowetanLIVE @TheSAnews @TheCitizen_News @News24 pic.twitter.com/9lLfrnGQGq
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) February 7, 2020