With the latest announcement that Eskom is again unable to generate sufficient electricity to meet demand, the consumers’ patience is once again being tested out.
Eskom says phase 2 load shedding will be implemented today from 08:00 to 23:00 due to a shortage of capacity.
The power provider introduced phase 1 load shedding on Wednesday morning, and it upgraded to phase 2 power outages in the afternoon. Stock market ended at 22:45 yesterday. According to power source spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe, power outages were caused by essential repairs at stations, which led to an imbalance between electricity supply and demand.
Phase 1 makes it possible to cut 1000 MW of the national grid to protect the country’s power system from total collapse.
Since yesterday, businessmen, industrialists, and housewives have had to do their planning ahead of getting caught up in Eskom’s negligence.
The new Phase 2 load shedding that was introduced has urged consumers to go shopping in order to buy rechargeable lamps and candles so that they wont be stranded in complete darkness.
People should look around on the web pages to get the Eskom schedule for load shedding in the region where the reside and work, to not be caught unexpectedly in the dark.
Sources: Vryburger, 96 FM News