POWER utility Eskom says Mzansi can expect stage 2 load shedding on Friday between 09:00 to 22:00.
Eskom says there is a high probability of Stage 2 rotational as a result of loss of additional units overnight.
“Stage 2 calls for 2000MW to be rotationally load-shed nationally at a given period. Loadshedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.”
“We encourage residents and businesses to please use electricity sparingly to ease the demand of electricity.
Please switch off geysers during the day as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand,” Eskom said in a statement.
The power utility advised customers to keep checking their load shedding schedules on the Eskom or municipal website, and plan on the assumption that load shedding will take place.