Eskom has implemented Stage 3 load shedding for the remainder of the week due to the shortage of generation capacity.
The power utility said in a tweet that the move is due to lower demand in the country.
“Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Monday. Thereafter, loadshedding will vary between Stages 1, 2 and 3 for the remainder of the week,” said Eskom.
Eskom pleaded with the public to switch off non-essential appliances to reduce the demand, especially between 17:00 and 21:00.
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WEDNESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER
Load shedding Stage 3.
With the emergency reserves fully replenished, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 22:00 tonight until 05:00 on Thursday. Thereafter, loadshedding will be suspended until 16:00, from which time Stage 2 loadshedding resumes until 05:00 on Friday.
WHO IS ESKOM?
Eskom is a South African electricity public utility. It was established in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission.
The utility is the largest producer of electricity in Africa and was among the top utilities in the world in terms of generation capacity and sales.
It is the largest of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises.
WHICH POWER STATIONS DO ESKOM OPERATE?
Eskom operates a number of notable power stations, including Matimba Power Stations and Medupi Power Station in Lephalale, Kusile Power Station in Witbank, Kendal Power Station in Mpumalanga, and Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in the Western Cape, the only nuclear power plant in Africa.
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