Eskom implements Stage 1 load shedding without warning

MAY 7, 2015

Eskom has just implemented Stage 1 Load shedding - commencing now. While the power utility hinted on system constrains for the load shedding at short notice, it did not indicate when it it expected it would end or escalate.

"Eskom has implemented #load_shedding stage 1.

"Unexpected changes on the constrained system could lead to a change in stage at short notice," Eskom tweeted.

On Wednesday, Eskom implemented Stage 1 load shedding from 4:30pm, which quickly turned to Stage 2 at around 8pm.

Nelson Mandela Bay

"In accordance with the schedule, the following groups will be shed at the following times:

+ 08:40 to 10:30 Geysers
+ 10:00 to 12:30 Group 7
+ 12:00 to 14:30 Group 8
+ 14:00 to 16:30 Group 1
+ 16:00 to 18:30 Group 2
+ 18:00 to 20:30 Geysers
+ 20:00 to 22:30 Group 3

"Please use electricity sparingly so as to avoid an escalation to Stage 2," warned the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.