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Eskom implements Stage 1 load shedding for the whole day

AUGUST 6, 2015
Eskom implements Stage 1 load shedding for the whole day


Eskom implemented Stage 1 load-shedding on Thursday morning and said it was expected to last the whole day.

“Due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity due to power station units being on maintenance, Eskom has implemented stage 1 load-shedding and this is likely to continue until 10pm this evening,” Eskom said.

“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.”

Any unexpected changes on the “vulnerable and constrained power system” could lead to a change in the load-shedding stage at short notice, Eskom warned.

The news comes when the power utility implemented three consecutive days of evening load shedding since Monday.

Eskom urged customers to consider energy efficient ways of staying warm during the currently cold weather conditions across the country.


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