Stage 1 and stage 2 load shedding today

JUNE 25, 2015

Eskom will implement stage 1 load shedding at 15:00 until 16:00 on Thursday. Stage 2 load shedding will then be implemented from 16:00, which is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening, Eskom said on Thursday afternoon.

This is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of its power station units.

"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," said Eskom.

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," it said.