Eskom ramps up load shedding to stage four

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Eskom has ramped up load shedding to stage four just after 02:30 this morning until further notice.

The power utility says this is due to insufficient emergency reserves and generation capacity as a result of four units not returning to service as planned.

Eskom says they will monitor the system and communicate should any significant changes occur.

Meanwhile, Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says he’s hoping that the new Eskom CEO is someone who understands the energy sector and can support power stations.

Plans are at an advanced stage to appoint a Group Chief Executive with three candidate names shortlisted for Cabinet consideration.

The power entity has been operating without a CEO since the resignation of Andre de Ruyter last year.