Stage 2 loadshedding: Joburg hit by four-hour outages
Eskom is working with City Power to address the four-hour #loadshedding felt by many Joburgers.
In all the doom and gloom that comes with stage 2 loadshedding, no one has it worse than Joburgers.
Stage 2 loadshedding kicks off shaky week
On Sunday, Eskom announced that the new week would start off with rotational power cuts, making it five consecutive days of loadshedding.
This prolonged problem Eskom has been dealing with since Thursday has persisted, the power utility noted in a statement.
“The return to service of two generation units at Kusile power station that were not available last week has been delayed due to difficulties in restarting the units, which are now expected to return to service starting tomorrow,” Eskom wrote.
Eskom is investigating Joburg four-hour delay
Hit the worst by loadshedding are Joburg residents who have reported outages that stretch on for four hours. The power utility noted, in a statement released on Twitter, that the matter is being investigated and an update will be given “during the course of the week.”
Due to the interconnectedness with @CityPowerJhb systems Eskom is engaging with City Power to reduce the duration of loadshedding as only areas in Johannesburg are currently experiencing 4hour loadshedding. We hope to have an update on this change during the course of the week pic.twitter.com/dxCcI0JSff— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) January 18, 2021
#JoburgUpdates #JoburgServices #Loadshedding— @CityPowerJhb (@CityPowerJhb) January 18, 2021
We are aware of some areas in 6B that where not restored after load shedding schedule between 05:00 and the08:30. This includes Bromhof, Boskruin, Blairgowrie and surroundings. Team on site attending to this.^GR
Unfortunately, for businesses that will be hampered by these prolonged outages can do nothing but rest their hopes on Eskom expediting things.
The power utility had not, at the time of publishing this article, issued an update on this week’s loadshedding schedule.