Eskom ramps up loadshedding to stage three for the weekend

Count on not less than stage three load-shedding till Monday morning.

This was the announcement made by Eskom on Saturday.

In a press release, the embattled energy utility stated stage three rotational energy cuts could be in place from 9am Saturday till 5am Monday.

Regardless of some items returning to service on Friday evening, stage three shedding was wanted to “accommodate the scarcity of capability and to replenish emergency reserves”, stated the assertion.

“Unplanned outages or breakdowns had been at 10,612MW as at 6am this morning [Saturday], whereas deliberate upkeep is at 6,574MW.

“Because the system is weak, any extra adjustments on the system efficiency might require a shift in stage at brief discover.”