“This is due to a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of our units, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Eskom would like to assure customers that load shedding is implemented as a necessary measure to protect the power system and to ensure that maintenance is carried out in order to guarantee that our supply of electricity can be maintained in the long term.
“Any unexpected changes on the vulnerable and constrained power system could lead to a change in the load shedding stage at short notice.”
As cold conditions were being experience across the country, Eskom urged electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm.
“Municipal customers should contact their municipalities for information. Eskom will provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms.”
Load shedding schedules are available at http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za.