South Africans will have to prepare for more power outages this weekend after Eskom announces that Phase 2 load shedding will take effect from 09:00 to 23:00 Friday. According to their latest statement, the bankrupt state entity says their system is still vulnerable.
Although the power grid units are recovering as scheduled, they also lost additional operating units on Thursday.
“Load shedding is essential throughout the night and all day Friday to prevent further short circuits and capacity to pump water reserves for us.”
The goal is to reduce unplanned short circuits to 9,500 MW to enable them to minimize and stop load shedding next week.
“Regardless of the phase, we want to remind our customers that load shedding is no cause for panic as the system is successfully controlled.”