Eskom planning for stage 8 load shedding.

Eskom says that it is in the process of reviewing its documentation and schedules that govern stages of load shedding, forming contingencies for if the country hits stage 8.

The power utility said that the review process is underway and is currently sitting with regulators and industry, and it will look at different stages of load shedding and contingencies for stage 8 – however, it stressed that this is not anticipated at this stage.

Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter said that the power utility is working hard to restore generating capacity, and hopes to de-escalate stage 6 load shedding by the weekend.

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