Eskom Adjusts Load-Shedding Schedule for the Weekend

Eskom, South Africa’s main electricity provider, has revised its load-shedding timetable, offering some respite to consumers as it reduces the stages of power cuts for the upcoming weekend.

New Load-Shedding Timetable:

  • Friday, December 1:
    • Stage 2: From 10:00 to 16:00.
    • Stage 3: From 16:00 to 05:00 on Sunday.
  • Sunday, December 3:
    • Suspension: From 05:00 to 16:00.
    • Stage 3 Resumes: From 16:00 to 05:00 on Monday.

Improvements in Generation Capacity:

  • Eskom cites a “sustained improvement” with unplanned outages currently at 13,542MW.
  • The adjustment to Stage 2 reflects these improvements.

Previous Schedule:

  • Prior plans included rotating between Stage 3 during the day, Stage 4 in the evening, and Stage 5 overnight on Thursday, 30 November.

Management of Emergency Reserves:

  • The Thursday schedule included a new evening peak timeslot from 16:00 to 20:00 to better manage reserves.
  • The latest schedule marks a return to the previous approach for the weekend.

Looking Ahead:

  • Eskom has committed to providing an update on Sunday afternoon for the following week’s schedule.

Eskom’s decision to reduce load-shedding stages comes as a welcome development for South Africans, signaling a slight easing in the country’s ongoing power crisis. Consumers are encouraged to stay informed on the latest updates from Eskom.

Accessing Load Shedding Schedules

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  2. Enter your suburb name to view the schedule for upcoming days.

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