JUST IN: Load shedding moves from Stage 2 to Stage 4
Johannesburg - Barely hours after announcing the continuation of Stage 2 load shedding on Monday, Eskom has confirmed that this will move to Stage 4 from 10am until 11pm.
The embattled power utility had earlier announced it would continue with stage 2 load shedding from Sunday until 11pm on Monday.
The entity also said the probability of load shedding remained high for the week as a result of a shortage of capacity.
In a tweet on Monday, however, Eskom confirmed that Stage 2 load shedding would move to stage 4 "due to additional loss of units at our power stations.
We regret that due to additional loss of units at our power stations, Stage 2 loadshedding will move to Stage 4 as from 10:00 to 23:00#Loadshedding@News24 @CityPowerJhb @City_Ekurhuleni @CityTshwane @CityofCT @eThekwiniM @CityofJoburgZA @TrafficSA @ewnupdates @SABCNewsOnline— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) December 9, 2019
Stage 4 requires load shedding 12 times over a 4-day period for two hours at a time, or 12 times over an 8-day period for four hours at a time.
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