Eskom announced on Wednesday at noon that load shedding will remain at stage 4 until further notice following a breakdown at the Koeberg nuclear power station.
The Koeberg unit will only be back in service by the weekend at the earliest. However, a number of other units are being returned to service, meaning that the load shedding situation is unlikely to worsen just yet.
Date: 11 March 2020
Stage 4 loadshedding continues until further notice@News24 @TimesLIVE @eNCA @iol @SABCNewsOnline @TheCitizen_News @SAfmRadio @POWER987News @ukhozi_fm @METROFMSA @ewnupdates @Newzroom405 pic.twitter.com/KeP3lgf3sL
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 11, 2020
Stage 2 load shedding will start at 09.00am on Tuesday.
Date: 09 March 2020
Stage 1 loadshedding to continue until 05:00, Stage 2 will be implemented from 09:00 tomorrow @SABCNewsOnline @SABCRadio @ewnupdates @eNCA @IOL @TimesLIVE @News24 @TheSAnews @Newzroom405 @SAgovnews pic.twitter.com/p4sbqHjmf3
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 9, 2020
Eskom has urged customers to use electricity sparingly by setting air-conditioners’ average temperature at 23°C, switching off geysers over peak periods and using the cold water tap rather than using the geyser every time.
“Set your swimming pool pump cycle to run twice a day, three hours at a time. At the end of the day, turn off computers, copiers, printers and fax machines at the switch.
“Eskom also wishes to remind South Africans that there is a possibility of load shedding over the next 18 months, as we are conducting critical maintenance to restore the ageing plant to good health.”