Eskom Announces Hopeful Pause in Load Shedding This Weekend

Eskom’s Load Shedding Update

Current Load Shedding Scenario:

  • Stage 3 Ongoing: Eskom has confirmed that stage 3 load shedding will persist until Saturday morning (8 December).
  • Temporary Relief: The power utility plans to downgrade to stage 2 during the day on Saturday.
  • Evening Escalation: However, stage 3 will resume in the evening.

Sunday’s Outlook:

  • Suspension Window: Load shedding is expected to be suspended between 05h00 and 16h00 on Sunday.
  • Evening Resumption: Stage 3 load shedding will return in the evening hours.

Looking Ahead to Monday:

  • Eskom anticipates the return of stage 4 load shedding on Monday.

Past Weekend’s Experience:

  • Despite similar plans for a suspension last weekend, Eskom had to rapidly adjust its schedule due to worsening generation conditions and depleted reserves.

Operational Status:

  • Unplanned Outages: Currently, Eskom faces 13,461MW of generating capacity offline, including delays at Hendrina Power Station.
  • Maintenance Outages: 7,321MW of capacity is out of service for planned maintenance.
  • Recovery Hopes: About 2,100MW of capacity is expected to return by Monday morning.

Eskom’s Advisory:

  • The utility will continue to closely monitor the power system, promising communication on any necessary adjustments to the load shedding schedule.
  • South Africans are advised to remain prepared for potential schedule changes, given recent unpredictability.

Accessing Load Shedding Schedules

We are pleased to inform you that accessing load shedding schedules tailored to your specific area is now simplified, thanks to Loadshedding.com.

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How to Access the Schedule:

  1. Visit Load shedding Schedule.
  2. Enter your suburb name to view the schedule for upcoming days.

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