Eskom Announces Load-Shedding Reduction with Updated Schedule

Easing Power Cuts Ahead


Eskom brings a measure of relief as it scales down load-shedding from stage 5 to alternating between stages 3 and 4 in the upcoming days.

Improvements Lead to Reduction:

  • Boosted Reserves: Successful replenishment of emergency reserves, following the return of five generating units, enables the adjustment.
  • Current Outages: As of Monday afternoon [12 February 2024], unplanned outages dropped to 14,579MW, with maintenance outages at 7,316MW.
  • Peak Demand Insight: Monday’s evening peak demand is forecasted at 26,902MW.

Detailed Timetable:

  • Stage 3 Timing: From 05:00 to 16:00 on Tuesday.
  • Stage 4 Timing: From 16:00 Tuesday to 05:00 Wednesday.
  • Daily Pattern: This stage 3 and 4 rotation will continue daily until further notice.

Ongoing Efforts:

  • Diligent Work: Eskom’s teams are focused on bringing more units online.
  • Capacity Recovery: An additional 2,150MW is expected to be operational by Wednesday, 14 February 2024.

Eskom’s latest announcement offers a glimmer of hope in the ongoing struggle with load-shedding, showcasing efforts to stabilize the power supply amidst challenging conditions.

Accessing Load Shedding Schedules

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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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