Eskom Interim chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Jabu Mabuza has announced that the power utility’s acting will be having a media briefing tonight to inform the country on its future plans for load shedding.
This after they announced on Wednesday that stage 2 load shedding in be implemented to protect the country from a total collapse and blackout.
In a statement, Eskom’s Mabuza says the power utility’s emergency command centre has been activated and that recovery was in progress. He said some generating units have already returned to service and more units are expected to be operating in the next few days. Eskom has blamed the load shedding on five power-generating units that were not in use due to boiler tube leaks and a breakdown of a conveyor belt supplying Medupi Power Station with coal.