Eskom to reduce 1,000 MW of load in rotational power cuts

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JOHANNESBURG, December 7 – State power utility Eskom said on Friday it would again effect rotational power cuts to reduce demand and avoid a collapse of the grid, but that this would be on a lower scale than in recent days.

“Eskom will be implementing Stage 1 rotational load-shedding from 09:00 and this is likely to continue until 22:00,” it said.

“We are load-shedding below Stage 2 as we have seen a small improvement in generation performance and because of lower electricity demand on Fridays,” company added.

Stage 1 calls for a reduction of 1,000 MW nationally at a given period, compared to 2,000 MW for stage 1.

– African News Agency (ANA)