Eskom downgrades load shedding to stage 2 for the weekend

 ·2 Feb 2024

Power utility Eskom says load shedding will be reduced to stage 2 indefinitely due to the expected lower demand over the weekend.

“Due to the anticipated lower weekend electricity demand and the need to replenish emergency reserves in preparation for the week ahead, load shedding will be reduced to Stage 2 from 05:00 on Saturday until further notice,” said Eskom

It added that it would closely monitor the power system and communicate should it be required.


For people living in the major metros, load shedding schedules are available here:

For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on

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.

Read: Eskom explains sudden load shedding changes – and why suspensions don’t always last

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