Load Shedding Alert: Weekend Update

Power Cuts Schedule:

  • Intensified Load Shedding: Effective 16:00 today until 05:00 Saturday – Stage 3 in action.
  • Continued Disruptions: Stage 1 load shedding from 05:00 until 16:00 Saturday, then escalating to Stage 2 through to Sunday morning.

Operational Update:

  • Outage Overview: Current unplanned outages hit 17,507MW, with Koeberg Unit 1’s return delayed.
  • Maintenance Count: 4,783MW off-grid for planned maintenance.
  • Recent Developments:
    • Units at Camden, Majuba, Medupi, and two units at Arnot went offline for repairs.
    • Good news as Kriel Power Station brought two units back online.

Eskom’s Action Plan:

  • Proactive Measures: Monitoring power system diligently; will update on any loadshedding changes.
  • Repair Efforts: Eskom teams are in high gear to return more units to service promptly.

Demand and Conservation:

  • Evening Peak Forecast: 26,002MW expected demand.
  • Community Call-to-Action: “We would like to thank those who heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00,” as these efforts help reduce load shedding severity.

Stay tuned for more updates and remember to plan around the load shedding schedule to minimize inconvenience.

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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