Eskom implements stage 1 load shedding from 5pm

JULY 20, 2015

Eskom has announced that it will be implementing stage 1 load shedding from 5pm, which is likely to continue until 10pm this evening.

The power utility has said that this is due to  the increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity, as some of their power station units are currently under maintenance.

"Eskom would like to assure customers that load shedding is implemented as a necessary measure to protect the power system and to ensure that maintenance is carried out in order to guarantee that our supply of electricity can be maintained in the long term,” Eskom said.

"Any unexpected changes on the vulnerable and constrained power system could lead to a change in the load shedding stage at short notice.

"As we are currently experiencing cold weather conditions across the country, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm," the statement added.



For the Buffalo City Municipality (East London and surrounds) click for your suburb from here: Buffalo City load shedding scehdule

For the Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth and surrounds) schedule click here: Nelson Mandela Bay – load shedding schedule 

For the Kouga Local Municipality (Jeffreys Bay and surrounds) click for your suburb from here: Kouga Local Municipality load shedding schedule