Power utility Eskom says that load shedding will increase to stage 4 on Thursday (4 August) between 16:00-24:00, due to the continued shortage of generation capacity.
“Due to a shortage of generation capacity, coupled with the higher demand due to the colder weather, stage 2 load shedding will be implemented at 05:00-16:00 tomorrow (Thursday). Load shedding will then be increased to Stage 4 during the evening peak period of 16:00-24:00 tomorrow.
“It is anticipated that stage 2 will be implemented at 05:00-24:00 on Friday,” it said in a statement.
This load shedding, it said, will also assist in recovering emergency generation reserves, which have been utilised extensively to meet the increased demand over the last few days.
Reminder: #loadshedding will move to #Stage4 from 4pm this afternoon until midnight. Please check your schedules at https://t.co/UzMtttaJ4q to see when your area will be affected. pic.twitter.com/HuEWNR6JXS
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) August 4, 2022