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Eskom again implementing Stage 4 load shedding on Wednesday

Mar 20, 2019
Eskom again implementing Stage 4 load shedding on Wednesday

Port Elizabeth - Eskom will again implement Stage 4 rotational load shedding on Wednesday from 09h00 until 23h00. The power utility implemented Stage 2 from 23h00 on Tuesday night after shifting from Stage 4, which it said will continue until 09h00 on Wednesday morning.

"Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 from 09h00 to 23h00. This is due to a shortage of capacity," Eskom said.

"We remind customers that loadshedding at Stage 4 is no cause for alarm as the system is being effectively controlled. Loadshedding is a highly controlled process, implemented to protect the system and to prevent a total collapse of the system or a national blackout. During Stage 4 loadshedding, approximately 80% of the country’s demand is still being met."


'Eskom maintanance teams working to address load shedding'

It said that its maintenance teams are working round the clock to return generation units to the electricity system.

Stage 2 calls for 2000MW, Stage 3 calls for 3000MW, and Stage 4 calls for 4000MW to be rotationally loadshed nationally at a given period.

"We appeal to customers to switch off geysers during the day as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand. Remember to treat all electrical points as live during loadshedding," Eskom said.

"Customers are advised to keep checking their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom or their municipal websites. For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za). Eskom customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566."

Eskom said it will provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms.

"We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience during this difficult period."

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