According to Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter, if generation units return to service before Monday, they may suspend stage 2 load shedding.
According to Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter, implementing Stage 2 load shedding was a necessary step to avoid a total system failure.
The beleaguered power utility imposed load shedding on Wednesday, 2 February, the first of the year, citing a lack of generation capacity caused by the failure of two more generating units during the night.
Stage 2 load shedding is expected to last until at least Monday, February 7, 2022.
“We obviously regret this, we are working hard on having units back as quickly as possible. We are hoping to reduce the extent of load shedding as much as we can but in this instance we had no alternative but to implement this decision,” de Ruyter said on Wednesday.