Eskom Ramps Up to Stage 4 Load Shedding Amid Delays

A New Shift in Power Cuts


In a recent update, Eskom announced an imminent escalation to stage 4 load shedding due to setbacks in unit repairs.

Load Shedding Schedule:

  • Immediate Measures: Transition to stage 2 at 16:00 on Wednesday, as planned.
  • Intensified Cuts: Shift to stage 4 starting at 20:00 on the same day.
  • Continuation: Stage 4 persists until 05:00 Thursday, reverting to stage 2, with the cycle repeating on Friday.

Behind the Decision:

  • Delayed Repairs: Challenges in returning three generating units to operation.
  • Reserve Replenishment: The necessity for bolstering emergency reserves prompts the move to more severe outages.

Operational Insights:

  • Monitoring Commitment: Eskom pledges ongoing vigilance over the power system, promising a weekend update on Friday.
  • Current Outages: Unplanned outages hit 16,193MW, with maintenance outages at 6,171MW.
  • Recovery Efforts: An ambitious target to restore 2,100MW by Friday is underway.

As South Africans brace for intensified power cuts, Eskom’s efforts to manage the energy crisis remain under scrutiny, with the utility working tirelessly to mitigate the impact on its customers.

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.
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