Stage 1 rotational load shedding will be implemented from 9am on Saturday and is likely to continue until 10pm‚ Eskom said.
“Stage 1 calls for 1000MW to be rotationally load-shed nationally at a given period. Load-shedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout‚” the electricity provider said.
It reminded consumers to treat all electrical points as live during the load-shedding.
“We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electrical appliances to assist in reducing demand.”
Schedules for the load-shedding could be found on its website at http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za‚ it added.
Source: TMG Digital.