In February 2022, The National Energy Regulator Of South Africa (Nersa) approved the 9.6% tariff increase for Eskom and today, stage 2 rotational power cute have been announce to take place from 9pm Monday night to 5am Tuesday.
A statement by the Spokesperson of Eskom, Sikonathi Mantshantsha said that the load shedding is required for Eskom to replenish the emergency generation reserves, which have been utilised significantly since the past week.
He also said that it was due to multiple generating unit failures in the past 24 hours, a unit each at the Matla, Kendal, Matimba, Kusile and Grootvlei powerstations tripped, while a unit each at Arnot and Hendrina power stations were forced to shut down.
Despite electricity being expensive with the money money you pay the greater the units, and necessary to the daily running of our lives, Eskom appeals to South Africans to "help" the limit the impact of load shedding by reducing usage of electricity and switching off non-essential items.
It appears the country is far from solving the electricity problems, but load shedding those create more as power cuts cause damage to small business and appliances.
Not all provinces will be affected but since they said its "rotational" it means many municipalities will have to comply and assist Eskom with the power cuts.
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