Ricochet News

High probability for evening load shedding

JULY 20, 2015
High probability for evening load shedding

Eskom on Monday morning said while it expected no load shedding in the morning - as the electricity system was stable, there was a high possibility for tonight. This is after Eskom implemented Stage 2 load shedding for the whole day on Sunday.

“The power system is currently stable, and this will enable Eskom to perform maintenance without load shedding,” the power utility said on Monday morning.

However, Eskom said the power system remained constrained throughout the day, especially during the evening peak period (5pm – 9pm) because of increased electricity demand.

The power utility urged electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm, as the country was experiencing cold weather conditions.

Eskom said the electricity demand peaked in the mornings and evenings in winter.

“We appeal to all our customers to continue to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day but to be aware of the need to save more during the peak periods from 06:00 to 10:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.”


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