Load-Shedding Risk remains
Eskom said the high-risk period for loadshedding on 1 August has passed with a need for such blackouts. There is a risk of loadshedding starting at 5AM on 2 August, the company said, but “it will only be implemented if absolutely necessary.” Eskom said yesterday there is a “high risk” of Stage 2 loadshedding tonight between 17:00 and 21:00, peak usage time in South Africa.
This following two days of industrial action to impact operations at Eskom’s sites, the power utility said in a media statement.
Stage 2 calls for 2000MW to be rotationally load shed nationally at a given period. Eskom has sought the services of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to facilitate the engagement between the organisation and union leaders to resolve the impasse over wage demands. Meanwhile, the police is ensuring safe access to power stations.
Despite this some power stations were affected this morning.