Stage one load shedding will take place nationwide from 11am to 10pm, Eskom confirmed on Friday. The power utility attributed the power cuts to increased electricity demand.
Eskom was forced to implement load shedding several times last year due to limited generating capacity, problems at some power stations and technical issues.
Eskom has warned that without additional funding to buy diesel, load shedding will be continuous and ongoing because the utility won’t be able to operate its open gas turbines.
The utility says the power grid remains vulnerable and any technical issues or generator problems may force it to implement rolling blackouts at a moment
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