Eskom announces permanent stage 3 load shedding until further notice

 ·14 Feb 2024

Power utility Eskom says that load shedding will remain on stage 3 after it managed to replenish its emergency reserves.

Eskom said it is gradually returning its generating units to service, and with sufficient emergency reserves, load shedding will remain at Stage 3 from 16:00 today (Wednesday 14 February) until further notice.

Eskom had previously communicated that Stage 4 load shedding would be implemented at 16:00 today.

The utility added that its power station managers will continue to work around the clock to return more generating units to service and improve the available capacity.

The evening peak demand for tonight is anticipated to be around 26,701MW. Eskom noted it would communicate should any significant changes occur.


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.

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