Shedding the load
"Load-shedding of Eskom is a process by which the electricity generator and supplier deliberately switches off the supply because the production of electricity is not enough to meet the demand at the time," says Fani Zulu.
Problems are experienced, particularly in cold and wet weather.
When coal that is used to run generators, which in turn produce electricity, are wet, the production becomes abnormally slow.
There would be less power to generate the required amount of electricity.
This will then force Eskom to go on load-shedding. - Vusi Ndlovu