Eskom says that load shedding will continue until further notice – with no stop time or date on the cards for now.
The group implemented stage 4 load shedding on Tuesday due to further losses in generating capacity, after unit 1 at the Koeberg power station tripped due to a fault.
This was reduced to stage 2 overnight, as demand decreased, but then ramped back up to stage 4 on Wednesday morning.
This trend is expected to continue, without being suspended, until further notice, Eskom said.
“Eskom will continue implementing stage 4 load shedding until further notice. We expect that load shedding, at various stages, may continue into the weekend,” it said.
“We are expecting some generation units to return to service today, which will help ease the supply constraints and reduce the stage of load shedding.”
The Koeberg unit is expected to only be back in service over the weekend.
“In the meantime, we continue using emergency generation reserves, including diesel, to supplement supply.”
Date: 11 March 2020
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— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 11, 2020
Load shedding schedules
Customers can find their various load shedding schedules on their local metro or municipal websites, where applicable, or from Eskom directly.
For those living in South Africa’s major metros, here is where you can check to see when you will be hit:
- City of Johannesburg
- City of Ekurhuleni
- City of Tshwane
- City of Cape Town (PDF)
- Nelson Mandela Bay
- Buffalo City
For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.
Smartphone users can also download the app EskomSePush to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented, as well as the times the area you are in will be off.