Eskom’s Load Shedding Escalates to Stage 3

Stage 2 Load Shedding Implemented Unexpectedly:

  • Unexpected Setback: Despite intensified maintenance efforts, Eskom faced a challenge with three generating units (2,148MW) not resuming operations as expected.
  • Additional Unit Losses: The situation was exacerbated by the failure of six additional generating units, amounting to a loss of 3,113MW.

Schedule Adjustments:

  • Immediate Action: In response, Eskom initiated Stage 2 load shedding from 5 am on Tuesday, transitioning to Stage 3 until 5 am on Wednesday.
  • Continued Pattern: This alternating pattern between Stage 2 in the mornings and Stage 3 in the evenings is set to continue indefinitely.

Festive Season Reprieve Ends:

  • The return to load shedding marks the end of the holiday season’s brief respite.

Eskom’s Commitment:

  • Monitoring and Communication: Eskom promises to keep a close watch on the power system, ready to inform the public of any significant changes.
  • Restoration Efforts: Teams are working relentlessly to bring 4,921MW of generating capacity back online by week’s end.

Accessing Load Shedding Schedules

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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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