Eskom Announces Load Shedding Suspension Ahead of Weekend

Eskom brings good news as it announces a pause in load shedding due to lower demand expected towards the weekend.

Key Details:

  • Pause Timing: Load shedding suspension begins 05:00 Thursday.
  • Reason for Suspension: The public holiday and a likely reduction in business activities contribute to lower power demand.

Looking Forward:

  • Temporary Relief: While the break is welcome, Eskom anticipates the potential return of load shedding as demand increases next week.
  • Monitoring and Updates: Eskom commits to keeping the public informed on any developments.

Power Status:

  • Evening Peak: Expected demand sits at 26,109MW.
  • Outage Overview: Unplanned outages are at 14,335MW, with maintenance affecting another 6,073MW.
  • Capacity Recovery: An additional 3,850MW is set to be back online by Monday.

As South Africans enjoy a brief hiatus from load shedding, Eskom remains vigilant, ready to adapt to the country’s evolving energy needs.

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

How to Access the Schedule:

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

If you’re uncertain about your suburb’s name, kindly refer to Eskom’s Loadshedding Site for assistance.

Device Compatibility: The platform is optimized for a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.

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Pro-tip: Bookmark your suburb on the site for quicker access in the future.