Eskom Downgrades to Continuous Stage 3 Load Shedding

Eskom has declared a consistent stage 3 load shedding schedule indefinitely, following efforts to boost its emergency reserves.

Key Points:

  • Emergency Reserves Replenished: Thanks to bolstered reserves, Eskom shifts down from anticipated stage 4 to stage 3 load shedding.
  • Service Restoration: The utility is actively working on bringing generating units back online.
  • Continuous Effort: Power station managers are tirelessly aiming to enhance capacity and further stabilize the grid.

Current Power Status:

  • Effective Immediately: Stage 3 load shedding starts at 16:00 on Wednesday, 14 February, and will continue until further notice.
  • Peak Demand Forecast: Tonight’s expected peak demand hovers around 26,701MW.

Eskom’s Assurance:

  • Ongoing Communication: Eskom promises timely updates on any significant developments in the power scenario.

In this latest turn of events, Eskom’s decision to maintain stage 3 load shedding highlights a strategic approach to managing limited power resources amidst ongoing challenges.

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.

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