Update: On Wednesday afternoon, Eskom announced that loadshedding would be increased to Stage 4 from 2pm to 10pm on 9 June.
The power utility said that this was due to further breakdowns.
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It added that South Africa would revert back to Stage 2 after 10pm.
Original article below:
On Wednesday, 9 June, Eskom announced that Stage 2 loadshedding would take place for the rest of the week.
The power utility made the announcement in the early hours of the morning.
Stage 2 loadshedding started at 10am on Wednesday and would continue until 10pm on Sunday, 13 June.
Eskom said that power cuts were needed due to high winter demand and continued delays in returning power units to service.
The delays were at the Kusile, Tutuka, Duvha, Kendal, and Koeberg power stations.
South African residents have experienced on-and-off loadshedding since the end of May. Eskom says that capacity constraints will continue for the foreseeable future.
You can see the company’s full statement below:
Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 10:00 this morning until 22:00 on Sunday
night due to delays in returning generating units pic.twitter.com/aeS1oqVKl4
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 9, 2021
The City of Cape Town has announced that its customers will switch between Stage 1 and Stage 2 power cuts.
Stage 1 will take place between 10am and 5pm. Meanwhile, Stage 2 will between 5pm and 7pm.
Eskom has announced load-shedding Stage 2 will be active from 10:00 today, 9 June.
City-customers will have Stage 1 load-shedding between 10:00 and 17:00. From 17:00 to 19:00, City-customers will have Stage 2 load-shedding.
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) June 9, 2021
The municipality says that it will update customers later on which stage will be implemented after 7pm.
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