While ESKOM is waiting for being unbundled as per SONA 2019 given by President Ramaphosa last week, and in the meantime loosing ZAR 500m per month, load shedding continues.
Eskom announced that it will implement stage 2 load-shedding today, Monday 11 February. The rotational power outages will take place from 09:00 until 22:00, with the objective of shedding 2 000 MW of power nationwide.
Eskom said that while many generating units have been returned to service, other units continue to trip, resulting in a shortage of generating capacity. The power utility advised residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period in an effort to reduce demand.
This is the second day in a row Eskom has implemented stage 2 load-shedding, increasing the load-shedding period from 11 hours to 13 hours per day.