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Eskom Warns Again Of High Probability Of Load Shedding In The Evening

Mar 3, 2015
Eskom Warns Again Of High Probability Of Load Shedding In The Evening

Eskom has again warned of a medium probability of load shedding during the day on Tuesday, with a high probability of load shedding in the evening.

"Any unexpected changes on the already constrained and vulnerable power system could lead to load shedding at short notice," Eskom said in a Tweet on Tuesday morning.

On Monday, Eskom announced that first power was produced out of Medupi’s Unit 6 today at 11:03, making it the first of Medupi power station’s six units to be synchronised.

Synchronisation, or first power, is the process whereby the generator in the unit is electrically connected to the national power grid, in such a way that its power is perfectly aligned with all the other generators to generate and deliver electricity into the national power grid.

According to the Nelson mandela Bay Municipality:


NMBM Stage3, 23Feb - 01 Mfarch 2015

Please note that: 

  • The schedule does not mean that every single household/property in a particular Group will definitely be switched off for the entire duration of the Loadshedding time-slot;
  • Hospitals and major industrial areas are not affected by Loadshedding. In certain instances, there are households which are supplied from the same substation that provides power to a hospital or factory (such as at SANCA in Chatty) - these households are, fortunately and consequently, not affected by Loadshedding; and
  • You will not experience Loadshedding outside of the schedule as it is applicable to a specific stage. Should there be a power outage in your area outside of the schedule’s time-slot, this is due to