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Eskom again implements load shedding on Friday - this time Stage 1 load shedding

Oct 18, 2019
Eskom again implements load shedding on Friday - this time Stage 1 load shedding

Port Elizabeth - Power utility Eskom will again on Friday implement load shedding - but this time Stage 1 load shedding between 9am and 11pm. The utility re-introduced load shedding on Wednesday morning citing a shortage of generating capacity. 

Customers are advised to keep checking their load shedding schedules on the Eskom website or municipal websites to determine when they are due to get loadshedding.

For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (loadshedding.eskom.co.za).

"Eskom customers can also contact our Customer Contact Centre at 0860 037 566," the utility said.

Also read How to be safe on the roads during Eskom load shedding

Stage 1 load shedding

Stage 1 rotational loadshedding requires 1000MW to be loadshed nation-wide. Loadshedding is conducted as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.

"We encourage residents and businesses to please use electricity sparingly to ease the demand of electricity. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand."

Residents and businesses are also urged to treat all connections as live.

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

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