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Eskom implements Stage 1 load shedding until 22:00hrs on Friday

Dec 7, 2018
Eskom implements Stage 1 load shedding until 22:00hrs on Friday

Power utility, Eskom, advised businesses and residents that it is implementing Stage 1 load shedding between from 09:00 to 22:00 on Friday - after days of implementing Stage 2 load shedding.

"We are loadshedding below stage 2 as we have a small improvement in generation capacity," Eskom said.

"We will advise should the situation change."

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 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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