Eskom implements first ever round of stage 6 load shedding amid severe power squeeze [UPDATED]
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
South African state power utility Eskom was forced to implement stage 6 load shedding for the first time ever on Monday December 9 amid a severe lack of generating capacity.
By Janie Davies
Eskom implements load shedding - controlled power blackouts
- to reduce pressure on the country’s power grid
when power is severely constrained.
Eskom had previously outlined plans for stage 5 and 6 load
shedding but, prior to Monday, it had never previously
implemented a protocol more severe than...