Power crisis deepens: Eskom outlines new load shedding schedule
- Aug 7, 2023 2:47 pm GMT
Eskom on Sunday updated the load shedding schedule for the remainder of the weekend and the upcoming week.
At the time of publishing, 'breakdowns' are accounting for 15 050 MW of generating capacity, while planned maintenance is affecting another 4 434 MW.
Stage 3 load shedding today
Eskom said stage 3 load shedding will commence from
Following this, stage 1 will come into effect, leading to stage 4 load shedding on a recurring basis throughout the week.
Breakdowns and restorations
Over the past day, a generating unit at both Camden and Duvha power stations has been returned to service.
However, a unit at
Delays in returning two generating units each at Kendal and Tutuka power stations are contributing to the prevailing capacity constraints.
Load shedding schedule
On Monday, stage 1 load shedding will be in effect from
The pattern will be repeated overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday, with stage 1 followed by stage 4. Here's your updated load shedding schedule.
There is a brief period on Wednesday with no load shedding, but don't get your hopes up. It's probably a trap...
Reduce demand, Eskom pleads
Eskom said technicians are working around the clock to restore generating units to service.
In the interim, the power utility calls on the public to reduce demand by turning off non-essential appliances.
Specific mention was made of switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00 to alleviate pressure on the power system.
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