SABC News Western Cape – Eskom says stage 4 load-shedding is expected to continue until Wednesday. Eskom says it is waiting for electricity it imports from Cahora Bassa in Mozambique to resume.
Eskom’s acting head of Generation Andrew Eitzinger says the tropical cyclone Idai affected power supply lines from Mozambique. “Stage 4 load shedding will unfortunately be needed from 9 o’clock this morning at an escalation to load shedding currently on the go. We expect that the situation will persist for most of the week until Wednesday and we will assess after that. At this stage it looks as though we will be able to reduce the level of load shedding at the very least by Wednesday when a number of generators come back onto service and we expecting that demand will drop as well. But until Wednesday it is going to be rough.”
The National Treasury and the Department of Public Enterprises, have committed to assist Eskom to fast-track and to urgently rehabilitate and repair generating units at power stations. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan met with Eskom’s board and management on Saturday.
To stay updated: Eskom Loadshed schedule – ww.loadshedding.eskom.co.za (http://www.loadshedding.eskom.co.za/) or phone 0860 037 566.