Stage One power cuts implemented: Eskom

FEBRUARY 3, 2015

Eskom has warned that Stage One rolling power cuts will be implemented on Tuesday morning.

"The system is severely constrained. Therefore we have had to implement stage one load shedding from 10am to 10pm," spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said.

Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be cut, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW.

Phasiwe said the power cuts could end earlier if consumers used electricity sparingly.

The power grid was under pressure on Monday after one of Koeberg's units - which produces 900MW - was taken out of service because of a technical fault.

Phasiwe said the unit was still down on Tuesday.

"We are trying to sync it into service. It will take a few days but it should be online soon."

Below are the load shedding schedules for the entire Nelson Mandela Bay region when Eskom needs to switch off the lights. Note that, due to system requirements and network statuses at the time of load shedding, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will not always strictly adhere to the schedules.

STAGE 1 LOAD SHEDDING: 5%

Philosophy

  • The schedule is calculated over a 8-day cycle during which each group will be shed once per 2.5hr time slot.
  • During the 8-day cycle, each group is excluded from load shedding for two days.
  • From the last timeslot on Day 4 to the 1st timeslot on Day 5, the sequence changes by skipping one group number in order to distribute the groups evenly over the different timeslots.
  • The schedule repeats every 33rd week.
  • During the 32-week cycle over weekends each group will be shed 8 times (8 Saturdays and 8 Sundays).

2 FEBRUARY 2015 – 8 FEBRUARY 2015

Time

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

06:00 -08:30

Group 8

Group 6

Group 4

Group 2

Group 1

Group 7

Group 5

08:00 -10:30

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

10:00 -12:30

Group 1

Group 7

Group 5

Group 3

Group 2

Group 8

Group 6

12:00 -14:30

Group 2

Group 8

Group 6

Group 4

Group 3

Group 1

Group 7

14:00 -16:30

Group 3

Group 1

Group 7

Group 5

Group 4

Group 2

Group 8

16:00 -18:30

Group 4

Group 2

Group 8

Group 6

Group 5

Group 3

Group 1

18:00 -20:30

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

Geysers

20:00 -22:30

Group 5

Group 3

Group 1

Group 7

Group 6

Group 4

Group 2

 

 

GROUP AREAS - DOMESTIC AREAS ONLY

GROUP 1

Motherwell North

Coega Village

7de Laan

Motherwell North of Addo Road

Despatch

Aspen Heights

Motherwell NU1 -12

Wells Estate (Bluewater Bay)

Booysens Park

Tjoksville

 

Chatty

 

 

Ext 21 -34

 

 

Heath Park (Above Spar and including PE College)

 

 

Jacksonville

 

 

Kleinskool

 

 

Kwanoxolo

 

 

Palm Ridge

 

GROUP 2

Arcadia

Buffelsfontein Rd

Blue Horizon Bay – FBH

Bethelsdorp Village

Buffelsfontein Old Age Home

Boxes & Shooks – TBS

Chatty

Charlo

Gamtoos

Cleary Estate

Circular Drive

Gamtoos Hotel - GHL

Cleary Park

Fairview

Gamtoos Pumps - SGP

Ext 28 (St. Elizabeth Street area)

Greenshields Park

Gedultsriver – FGR

Hillside

Heugh Rd – 6th Ave to William Moffett

Loerie Pumps – SLL

Heath Park (Bethelsdorp Side and around PE College)

Mangold Park  (Section)

Matjiesfontein - TFM

Hillside

Mount Pleasant

Nokton Farm – NFL

Kleinskool

Overbaakens

Rocklands – FCR

NMMU (Vista)

Springfield

St Albans – SAL

Salsoneville

Walmer 6th Ave to William

Moffett

Thornhill

Salt Lake

Walmer Downs

Thornhill Farmers – TFM

Sanctor

William Moffett

Vaalkrans – GVK

West End

 

Van Stadens Gorge – VMW

Windvogel

 

Witteklip – FCW

 

 

Woodridge – FCW

 


GROUP 3

Gerald Smith

NMMU

EP Command

Kwanobuhle

Summerstrand

Forest Hill

Rosedale

Summerstrand from NMMU to 2nd AVE

Humewood

Strelitzia Park

 

South End

Tambo

 

Southdene

Thomas Gamble

 

Summerstrand up to Marine Hotel

Winterhoek Park

 

Walmer 1st Ave Area Area to 6th Ave

 

 

Walmer Boulevard

 

 

Weetwood Road Area

 

GROUP 4

Baakensriver Area

Arlington - ADS

Albany Rd Area

Chapel Street Area

Lovemore Park - DLP

Central Area Russell Rd to Albany Rd

City Centre to Donkin Street

Miramar

City Centre Whites Rd to Russell Rd

Humerail

Pari Park

Govan Mbeki to City to Albany

King Edward Area

Providentia

Richmond Hill Area

Malabar

Schoenmakerskop - DSK

Russel Road Area

Malabar Ext 6

Schoenmakerskop Village

 

Gelvandale

Walmer 9th Ave Area

 

Helenvale

Walmer Dunes

 

 

Walmer Heights

 

 

Walmer Industrial

 

 

Walmer Location

 

 

Willow Area - DSK

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP 5

Kulati

Beachview – SPL

Brickmakerskloof

Kwazakhele

Ben Kamma

Central Brickmakerskloof to Russel Rd

Matomela

Beverley Grove

Park Drive Area

New Brighton

Bramhope

St Georges Park (exclude Hospitals)

Zwide

Bridgemeade

Westbourne Oval Area

 

Brymore

 

 

Butterfield - TBU

 

 

Chelsea - GLC

 

 

Chinchilla Farm - SCF

 

 

Colleen Glen

 

 

Cows Corner - CCR

 

 

Crockarts Hope - TCR

 

 

De Stades - TDS

 

 

Francis Evatt Park

 

 

Glenroy

 

 

Greenbushes Draaifontein - GBD

 

 

Greenbushes Seaview - GBS

 

 

Hilltops - SHT

 

 

Hunters Retreat

 

 

Kabega Park

 

 

Kinibay - SPL

 

 

Kunene Park

 

 

Lakefarm – TLF

 

 

Morningside – Opal Rd towards Hunter’s Side

 

 

Murray Park - MPK

 

 

Rowallan Park

 

 

Seaview Pumps - SPL

 

 

Seaview Village

 

 

Sherwood

 

 

Van der Stel

 

 

Vergelegen

 

 

Walker Drive

 

 

Waterkloof - WKK

 

 

Willow Glen

 

 


GROUP 6

Fairbridge Heights

Adcockvale Area

Adcockvale Ext

Jansendal

Burt Drive Area

Fernglen

Lower Central

Cape Rd Area Greenacres

Framesby

Market Square

Cotswold Area

Framesby Ext

Mosel

Greenacres Area

Holland Park

Penford

Newton Park Area

Kabega Park

Scheepershoogte

Parsonshill Area

Kempston Rd Area

Uitenhage Central

Perridgevale

Linton Grange

Van Riebeeck Hoogte

Schauder Area

Morningside from Opal Rd towards Makro

Vanes Estate

 

Schauderville Area

West Hill

 

Steytler Township

Winterhoek Park

 

Sunridge Park

Levyvale

 

Taybank

 

 

Vikingvale

 

 

Westering

 

 

Korsten

 

 

GROUP 7

Edgar Street Area

Ibhayi

Albany Rd Area

Glendenningvale

Koyana Redhouse Area

Central Area from Albany Rd towards Mount Rd

Kensington Area

Kwadwesi

College Drive

Kensington Harrower Rd to Diaz Rd

Kwaford

Eastborne Road

Millard Grange

Kwamagxaki

Essexvale

Mount Croix Area (section)

Kwazakhela

Fiveways

North End Area

Masangwanaville

Linkside

Parsonshill Area

Mgengo Street Area

Mill Park

Sydenham Area

New Brighton

Mount Croix Area (section)

York Road

Red Location

Park Drive

 

Soweto on Sea

Richmond Hill Area

 

 

Salisbury Park

 

 

Stanley Street Area