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High probability of load shedding for this evening: Eskom

Mar 2, 2015
High probability of load shedding for this evening: Eskom

Eskom says there is a medium probability of load shedding during the day on Monday, with a high probability of load shedding in the evening.

"Any unexpected changes on the constrained and vulnerable power system could lead to load shedding at short notice. We'll keep you posted," Eskom said in a Tweet on Monday morning.

On sunday, the power utility says it is still doing maintenance on some of its generating units which will strain its production capacity.

Eskom called on consumers to use electricity sparingly as technicians work to complete maintenance and repairs.

Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe, “It’s dependent on whether all our generating units are back online. If they are all back online we will go through the week without load shedding.”

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