Eskom has announced that it will introduce stage 2 load shedding on Friday (10 July) as the country’s power system comes under increased strain.
The power utility said that the power cuts will be introduced from 12h00 to 22h00.
The group said that two units at the Arnot station, as well as a unit each at Kendal, Tutuka and Majuba were taken off the grid, removing more than 2,600MW of capacity.
It said that the delayed return to service of a generation unit at the Duvha power station, has also added significant pressure to the system.
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.