File: The power utility is urging the public to use electricity sparingly this weekend.
JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has announced that load-shedding on Monday has been upgraded from Stage 2 to Stage 4.
The power utility said load-shedding would be implemented from 13h00-22h00.
"Since this morning we have unexpectedly lost six additional generating units which have put additional strain on the system," Eskom said.
LOAD-SHEDDING: Schedules, info, and how it affects you
On Sunday, the power utility implemented load-shedding for the first time since December.
Eskom said the power system remains constrained following a number of plant breakdowns on Sunday.
Eskom said the load-shedding is as a result of a shortage of capacity.
The power utility says consumers should check their load-shedding schedules on the municipal or Eskom websites.
The schedule can be found at http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za or by calling Eskom's customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.