Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality adopts 24-hour load shedding cycle

MARCH 31, 2015

Nelson Mandela Bay residents will from now on experience load shedding twice in a 24-hour period, depending on circumstances. This is after the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality brought its latest load shedding schedules in line with the rest of the country.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Director of Communications, Roland Williams, was quoted by a local radio station as having said that up until now the Metro had been running a 16-hour load-shedding schedule. However, he said, Eskom has asked the municipality to align its schedules with the 24-hour cycle.

Williams said this means that some groups may experience black-outs twice a day if it became necessary.

Meanwhile, the power utility tweeted on Tuesday morning that; “the #load_shedding prognosis for today remains medium to high dependent on the performance of the power plant.”

On Monday, Eskom also denied that it conducted a national simulation exercise this week to test how systems would function in the event of a national blackout.