The Dark Night Rises
Eskom will implement Stage 2 load-shedding again between 17:00 and 22:00 on Thursday, 12 May 2022, according to the EskomSePush app.
It will be the fourth time that the power utility has had to implement evening load-shedding this week.
The City of Cape Town issued a notice informing residents about the power cuts.
Cape Town said it would protect residents from load-shedding between 17:00 and 18:00, and implement Stage 1 load-shedding until 22:00.
Eskom said it was likely that evening load-shedding would have to be implemented regularly throughout winter to reduce strain on the power grid due to higher peak demands.
“The onset of winter has seen increased demand and this will lead to capacity constraints throughout this period, particularly during the evening and morning peaks,” Eskom said.
It urged South Africans to use electricity sparing between the peak hours of 05:00 to 09:00 and 16:00 to 22:00 to reduce their demand on the system at these times.
Eskom also said it would promptly communicate any significant changes to the power system.
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