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Eskom implements Stage 1 load shedding until 22:00hrs

Nov 29, 2018
Eskom implements Stage 1 load shedding until 22:00hrs

Power utility, Eskom, on Thursday advised businesses and residents that it is has implemented Stage 1 load shedding due to increased generation plant being out for planned maintenance and unplanned outages.

"Stage 1 rotational loadshedding will be implemented from 12:00 until 22:00 today," Eskom said.

"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.

"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."

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

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