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.
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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.
POWER ALERT 1
Date: 11 December 2019
Eskom is currently implementing Stage 2 rotational loadshedding until 23:00 tonight.@News24 @TimesLIVE @eNCA @iol @SABCNewsOnline @TheCitizen_News @SAfmRadio @POWER987News @ukhozi_fm @METROFMSA @ewnupdates pic.twitter.com/QeeBibEN56
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) December 11, 2019
“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.
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