Cape Town - Eskom has implemented Stage 2 from 09:00 to 23:00 on Thursday.
Eskom in a brief tweet on Wednesday morning cited a shortage of capacity as the reason for the implementation of Stage 2 load shedding, and then later in the day revealed that load shedding is expected to continue for the rest of the week.
City of Cape Town customers however will be on Stage 1.
Load-shedding stages depend on the extent of the shortage of generation capacity to meet the country’s electricity demand, with stage 1 being the least serious, and stage 4 being the most serious. Stage 4 calls for 4000MW to be rotationally load shed nationwide.
Outages generally last for about 2,5 hours. Due to technical issues there can be minor changes in the load-shedding area boundaries from time to time.