Eskom warns of increased risk of Stage 1 rotational load-shedding today, 28 February


Eskom warns residents of load-shedding that is expected to last until the end of the weekend.

Power utility Eskom has announced that there is an increased risk of Stage 1Load-Shedding that is expected to last until the weekend is over.

Load-shedding is expected to begin at 2 pm until 10 pm.

In a statement released by Eskom, it is explained that the load-shedding is a result of a shortage of generating capacity. “The load-shedding remains high for today and tomorrow and will continue over the weekend as there is a need to replenish emergency reserves (water and diesel) to limit the possibility and magnitude of load-shedding in the following week,” read the statement.

“While the risk remains high, load-shedding will only be implemented if absolutely necessary.”

The power utility is encouraging customers to continue to use electricity sparingly. Switch off things like geysers, pool pumps as well as non-essential lighting and electric appliances to help reduce the demand.

“In the event that load-shedding becomes necessary, Eskom and the municipalities will use the published rotational load-shedding schedules.”

Customers are also advised to check their load-shedding schedules on the Eskom and municipal websites and plan on the assumption that load-shedding will take place.