Cape Town – Eskom has announced it will implement stage 2 load shedding from 08:00 to 23:00 on Thursday.

The power utility tweeted early on Thursday that it would make this move, after a day of stage 1 and 2 load shedding on Wednesday.

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe told eNCA that Koeberg unit 1 was the overall cause of the situation, as the other generator trips do not have this unit as their normal back-up.

The nuclear power station’s unit could start feeding power back into the grid on Thursday at any point, but this will not change the situation, Phasiwe told Fin24.

Phasiwe said Eskom did not want to simply implement load shedding for the next two weeks, allowing consumers to plan around this situation.

“Eskom is not in the business of load shedding, Eskom is in the business of electricity,” he said.

“We would rather limit the impact of load shedding through rotational load shedding,” he said.


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