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Stage 2 loadshedding confirmed for Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Published by Andile Sicetsha

Eskom issued a statement informing the country that stage 2 loadshedding will return on Tuesday evening.

Stage 2 loadshedding: What caused it this time around?

The national electricity provider stated that the rotational power cuts for the period between 22:00 on Tuesday evening and 05:00 the next day are necessary to “preserve and replenish the emergency generation reserves and to maximise the capacity available during the daytime hours.”

“We currently have 4 858MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 375MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns and delays. Eskom expects some of these generation units to return to service from tomorrow, and will continuously assess the situation,” Eskom wrote.

This, the power utility said, was another instance of its warning that loadshedding remains a possibility while “Eskom continues to implement reliability maintenance during this period.:

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“Eskom requests the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system remains vulnerableand unpredictable, and we will communicate timeously should there be any significant changes to the power system,” the utility concluded.