Eskom Intensifies Load Shedding: Here’s What You Need to Know

Updated Load Shedding Schedule


Eskom has announced an escalation in load shedding, citing challenges with generating units as the cause. Here’s the latest on the power situation:

Load Shedding Details:

  • Day and Night Plans: Stage 2 load shedding will run during daytime hours, switching to stage 3 in the evenings.
  • Immediate Schedule: Stage 3 begins at 16:00 today, lasting until 05:00 on Wednesday, followed by stage 2 until 16:00.
  • Ongoing Pattern: Expect a daily cycle of stage 2 from 05:00 to 16:00 and stage 3 from 16:00 to 05:00 until further notice.

Operational Challenges:

  • Unit Outages: Three generating units lost, with delays in returning another three to service.
  • Maintenance and Recovery: Efforts are ongoing to restore 2,190 MW of capacity by Thursday.

Monitoring and Updates:

  • Vigilant Oversight: Eskom promises to keep a close watch on the power grid, ready to inform the public of any significant developments.

Current Outage Impact:

  • Capacity Down: Unplanned outages remove 15,611 MW from the grid, with 5,487 MW offline for maintenance.
  • Demand vs. Supply: Tonight’s peak demand is expected to hit 26,700 MW.

As South Africans brace for heightened load shedding, Eskom’s commitment to restoring service and managing demand highlights the utility’s ongoing struggle with power generation and maintenance 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 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.

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

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