Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday.
The power utility has said the blackout is due to capacity shortage and that the power outage would last from 9 am until 11 pm.
Eusebius McKaiser chats to Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer to shed more light on the matter.
Yes, we had to implement stage 2 load shedding as of 9 am this morning. The reason being we have lost six units from Saturday due to boiler tube leaks and we have another three units that are currently at risk.— Jan Oberholzer, COO - Eskom
He says Eskom will assess the situation as the day progresses.
At this point in time realistically, we believe load shedding may continue for the next week.— Jan Oberholzer, COO - Eskom
Listen to Eskom COO giving reasons behind load shedding below:
Bongani Bingwa also spoke to EE Publishers energy expert and managing director Chris Yelland to weigh in on the matter.
I heard yesterday that Eskom was in crisis mode and that there have been a number of problems on generators. All of these put Eskom into a spin yesterday and today it was announced that stage 2 load shedding will commence today. Eskom is now in damage control mode.— Chris Yelland, Energy expert and managing director - EE Publishers
Listen below to the full interview: