Eskom implements Stage 2 loadshedding

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CAPE TOWN, November 30 – Eskom on Friday morning began implementing Stage 2 scheduled power cuts and said this was likely to continue until 10 pm.

Stage 2 load-shedding means 2,000 megawatts of power are taken off the grid nationwide to prevent a collapse of the system. It was necessary, the power utility said because the grid came under strain overnight.

Eskom is facing maintenance backlogs and coal shortages. It implemented Stage 1 load-shedding on Thursday and has warned that the country will likely see more planned outages for the remainder of the year.

– African News Agency (ANA)