Phase 2 of cargo shedding begins Monday evening, says Eskom

Phase 2 load shedding will be implemented “sadly” from 5pm to 10pm Monday evening, Eskom said in a statement.

The previous shedding period had been suspended just two days earlier, Saturday.

Previously, Eskom said the power system had recovered sufficiently to meet demand during the day.

“[But] Eskom would like to warn the public that short notice load shedding may be required during evening peaks in the event of further disruption to currently available capacity, ”the utility said.

Eskom had planned to return to serve one generating unit each at the Kusile and Kendal power plants by Monday evening. But he warned that one of these units should not return to service, there would be a “greater chance” of shedding the load at short notice.

The return to service of one generation unit in Matimba and Lethabo, as well as two units in Hendrina and three in Tutuka, has also been delayed, Eskom previously said.

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