Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding from nine o’clock tonight to five o’clock tomorrow morning to replenish its emergency generation reserves after breakdowns of generating units at several power stations.

The power utility says the load shedding will continue on Friday between the same hours.

“Emergency reserves have been depleted faster than expected due to further breakdowns of a generating unit each at Kriel and Tutuka power stations today,” says Eskom in a statement.