Eskom’s Weekly Load-Shedding Schedule: Stage 3 Dominates

Johannesburg – South Africa’s main electricity provider, Eskom, has issued a critical update for the nation: Stage 3 load-shedding will continue to cast its shadow until the early hours of Monday, 20th November. The utility has mapped out a week of power rationing, citing a dire need to conserve its dwindling emergency reserves amid a stark generation shortfall.

Schedule Snapshot:

  • Continued Stage 3: Until 05:00 AM Monday
  • Shift to Stage 2: From 05:00 AM Monday until 16:00 PM
  • Back to Stage 3: Resuming from 16:00 PM until 05:00 AM Tuesday

Eskom’s announcement comes with an urgent note that the alternating stages of load-shedding between Stages 1 and 3 will persist through the mornings and afternoons from Tuesday into Wednesday.

Capacity Crunch:

  • Offline for Maintenance: 6,606MW
  • Unplanned Breakdowns: 16,264MW

In a bid to restore some normalcy, Eskom anticipates a return of approximately 3,700MW by Tuesday evening, with restoration efforts in full swing.

Eskom’s Commitment: “Eskom teams are working tirelessly to ensure that these additional generating units are returned to service as soon as possible,” the statement concluded, promising that diligent efforts are underway to minimize the disruption caused by the power cuts.

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