Stage 4 Load Shedding Continues: New Schedule & Updates

Stage 4 load shedding is set to continue this week. Here’s the latest schedule, along with some updates on Eskom’s current situation.

Load Shedding Schedule:

  • Sunday, 2 April: Stage 4 until 00h00
  • Monday, 3 April:
    • Stage 4: 00h00 to 05h00
    • Stage 3: 05h00 to 16h00
    • Stage 4: 16h00 to 00h00
  • Tuesday, 4 April:
    • Stage 4: 00h00 to 05h00
    • Stage 3: 05h00 to 16h00
    • Stage 4: 16h00 to 00h00

Eskom will continue this pattern until further notice, and any significant changes will be announced.

Eskom’s Struggles:

  • Breakdowns account for 15,148 MW of lost generating capacity
  • 7,417 MW of generating capacity out for service ahead of winter’s increased demand
  • Four generation units returned to service at Kriel, Matimba, Matla, and Tutuka power stations in the last 24 hours
  • Units at Duvha, Hendrina, and Kriel power stations taken offline for repairs during the same period
  • Delays in returning units to service at Duvha and Tutuka power stations are worsening capacity constraints

Eskom’s Recent Challenges:

  • Nearly R1 billion fine served recently
  • French firm Framatome awarded R950 million in damages due to Eskom postponing planned work during a maintenance period that began last year
  • Framatome also awarded R650 million from Eskom last year
  • Over 100 active contractual disputes between Eskom and Framatome, with one valued at approximately R1 billion, according to energy analyst Peter Becker
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Stay tuned for more updates on the load shedding situation and Eskom’s ongoing challenges.

Load Shedding Schedule South Africa

Load Shedding Schedules for Major Metros

Stay on top of the game by checking your city’s load shedding schedule:

Stay Informed with the Load Shedding App

Smartphone users can download the Load Shedding App to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented.

Eskom’s got your back, working hard to keep the lights on! Stay informed and plan your weekend accordingly with this updated load shedding schedule. And remember, we’re all in this together!

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