Eskom implements Stage 2 load shedding until 11pm Wednesday

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Well, there’s some good news today. If you’ve been avoiding Twitter and news outlets for the past 24 hours, we’d understand. But Eskom today confirmed that it would be implementing Stage 2 until 11pm Wednesday.

That’s a massive relief, especially after the Stage 4 and Stage 6 drama of the past two days.

Eskom still has a massive shortfall though, but has clawed its way back from the 15 200MW yesterday morning. The amount unavailable capacity stands at 13 302MW as of 4.30am.

Still, that figures also a lot higher than it was on 2 December, a load shedding-free day. Just 9100MW was unavailable then.

“We continue to use diesel for our open cycle gas turbines and water at pumped storage schemes to supplement capacity,” Eskom said in a statement.

It also noted that any shift today could send us back into the depths of load shedding.

When is Eskom, your city or municipality load shedding?

We’ve compiled a list of some schedules for the country’s largest cities and municipalities right here. Be sure to bookmark this little resource.

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