Eskom reduces load shedding to Stage 1

Eskom has announced that it will reduce load shedding to Stage 1 on Wednesday at 10am. The power utility attributed the drop in load shedding stages to sufficient emergency reserves. 'Due to sufficient emergency reserves and a slight increase in available generation capacity, resulting from the return to service of two units, load shedding will be reduced to Stage 1 from 10am today until 2pm. Thereafter, Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 2pm until further notice,' Eskom said in a statement on Wednesday. Eskom said it will closely monitor the power system and communicate further should it be required. Source: South African Government News Agency