'Realistically, load shedding may continue for whole week,' says Eskom COO
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: