There was a high probability of Stage 1 rotational load shedding from 9am until 10pm Friday, but no load shedding was anticipated for Saturday, Eskom said last week.
From Monday until Thursday, there remained a high probability that Stage 2 load shedding would be implemented to “deal with the anticipated rise in electricity demand during the week while our maintenance teams are tirelessly working round the clock to return generating units back online”.
However, there would be no load shedding from next week Friday until January 13 next year.
“The main reason for this is the expected decrease in electricity demand as industries and businesses close for the festive break. However, the heavy rains normally experienced over the December period could impact coal handling and thus impact generation production.