Load shedding pushed to stage 4 as more units go down

 ·9 Feb 2024

Update 09/02/2024

Eskom announced that load shedding would be pushed to stage 4 after two more units had to be taken out of service.

Stage 4 load shedding will kick in from 02h00 and continue until further notice, it said.

Original story 08/02/2024

Power utility Eskom says that load shedding will be pushed up to stage 3 indefinitely.

The group said that due to the need to replenish the pumped storage dams – required to meet the morning and evening peak loads – load shedding will be pushed to stage 3 from 22h00 on Thursday (8 February).

A generating unit was also taken offline for repairs.

Stage 3 load shedding will continue until further notice, it said. Changes will be announced as soon as they occur.

Unplanned outages are currently at 15,958MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is at 6,771MW.

The group said that its teams are working to restore 2,473MW of generating capacity to service by Monday as planned.


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 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.

Read: Eskom expands load limiting in Gauteng

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