Johannesburg - South Africa plunged into darkness yet again yesterday when Eskom implemented another load-shedding schedule barely a week after the lights went off in some communities last week.
The utility started load shedding just after the close of business yesterday and it was expecting that this would last for about two hours.
Supply was “particularly constrained” and yesterday was “one of those days where if anything goes wrong, we might have to resort to load shedding”, the company said earlier in the day in response to queries.
A mismatch between supply and demand is forecast again for today and tomorrow, and Eskom urged people to put off the use of geysers, stoves and heaters until after 9pm.
The utility expected evening peak demand to reach 35 026 megawatts this evening and 35 192MW tomorrow.