Late yesterday evening Eskom implemented Stage 2 loadshedding throughout South Africa.
Loadshedding began at 22:00 and ran through until 05:00 this morning.
“Today we lost three additional generation units and had to use our emergency reserves in order to meet demand throughout the day. As a result our emergency reserves are now at critically low levels, and need to be replenished overnight in order to meet tomorrow’s forecasted demand in electricity,” the utility wrote in a power alert.
True to its word, loadshedding was suspended at 05:00 this morning.
The question on everybody’s lips this morning of course is whether loadshedding will be implemented on Friday.
Unfortunately as of time of writing there is no word on whether loadshedding will be implemented today but EWN reports that Eskom management has called an urgent meeting.
During the meeting management will reportedly assess whether more loadshedding will be implemented over the weekend.
While loadshedding is not a guarantee at this stage we don’t like our odds given the fact generating capacity is down and reserves are low. As such, we’re checking our schedules, just in case the lights suddenly go out.
Should Eskom implement loadshedding we will be sure to update you.