Eskom confirms stage 4 load-shedding on Friday
Load-shedding has intensified due to equipment failure
Power utility Eskom confirmed on Friday that it would implement stage 4 load-shedding from 2pm, amid reports of equipment breakdowns.
Eskom had implemented stage 2 load-shedding from 9am on Friday, saying its power systems had not recovered from the strain and capacity shortages. Load-shedding is expected to continue until 6am on Saturday.
Stage 2 load-shedding removes 2,000MW from the grid, and stage 4 removes 4,000MW.
Eskom will release a statement later on Friday, a spokesperson said.
Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments?
Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.