High risk of load shedding on Thursday: Eskom

APRIL 9, 2015

The risk of load shedding is high on Thursday, Eskom said.

"The load shedding prognosis for today remains high and is dependent on the performance of the power plant," the power utility posted on its Twitter feed.

Eskom implemented Stage One rolling blackouts on Tuesday afternoon. Stage One allows for up to 1000MW of power to be saved; Stage Two is up to 2000MW, and Stage Three up to 4000MW.

See the full schedule below for the full Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality schedule should you need it.

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NMBM WEEKLY LOADSHEDDING SCHEDULES, STAGES 1, 2, 3 & 4

Please note that:  

  • The schedule does not mean that every single household/property in a particular Group will definitely be switched off for the entire duration of the Loadshedding time-slot;
  •  Hospitals and major industrial areas are not affected by Loadshedding. In certain instances, there are households which are supplied from the same substation that provides power to a hospital or factory (such as at SANCA in Chatty) - these households are, fortunately and consequently, not affected by Loadshedding;

    Loadshedding will not be implemented outside the scheduled timeframes.