Eskom Intensifies Load Shedding Amid Ongoing Repairs

Tough Week Ahead for Power Supply


Eskom has announced an uptick in load shedding starting Monday as it grapples with equipment failures and essential maintenance efforts.

This Week’s Power Plan:

  • Increased Cuts: Stage 2 load shedding to commence at 05:00 on Monday, 18 March, continuing indefinitely.
  • Reason for Escalation: The loss of two units and an upsurge in maintenance activities are to blame.

Operational Challenges:

  • Unplanned Outages: Currently, 14,641MW of capacity is offline unexpectedly.
  • Maintenance Surge: Scheduled repairs have increased, taking 7,850MW off the grid.

Recovery Efforts:

  • Eskom’s management is striving to restore power, with a hopeful return of 3,830MW by Wednesday, 20 March 2024.

As South Africans brace for a week of heightened load shedding, Eskom emphasizes its commitment to improving the reliability of its generation fleet, asking for public patience during this critical period of maintenance and repair.

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.

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 Loadshedding.com platform is optimized for a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.

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