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Eskom: High possibility of evening load shedding

Aug 3, 2015
Eskom: High possibility of evening load shedding

Eskom on Monday said that the power system was stable in the morning allowing it to perform maintenance without load shedding.

“However, as a result of increased electricity demand in the evening and power generating units being on maintenance, the power system is expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (5pm – 9pm),” the power utility warned.

“As we are currently experiencing cold weather conditions across the country, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm.”

Eskom appealed to consumers to continue to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day and to be aware of the need to save more during the peak periods, which are from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm.


For the Buffalo City Municipality (East London and surrounds) click for your suburb from here: Buffalo City load shedding scehdule

For the Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth and surrounds) schedule click here: Nelson Mandela Bay – load shedding schedule 

For the Kouga Local Municipality (Jeffreys Bay and surrounds) click for your suburb from here: Kouga Local Municipality load shedding schedule