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Eskom Implements Stage 2 Loadshedding (Here's The Schedule)

Eskom has been losing a lot of generation capacity, as previously reported. Breakdowns at Hendrina Power, Kusile, and Tutuka have further reduced the number of units available. They stated in their statement yesterday that they have been experiencing an increase in demand as a result of the cold front in some parts of the country. Join us as we unpack more of the story and share the most recent developments.


On their latest announcement they have indicated that stage 2 loadshedding has been implemented and will start from 16:00 until 24:00 this evening. It's expected that it can cover both Wednesday and Thursday provided that they continue to lose more capacity over the next coming days. 4 550WM on planned maintenance whilst 14 182WM remains unavailable during this period.

Image: Latest Statement

Using electricity sparingly

The major contribution to these short notice power cuts is the mounting pressure on their system as the demand rises. Eskom has continued to plead with people to use electricity sparingly and invest in surge protectors in order to avoid any damages when the power comes back.

Checking your schedule

Aside from the aforementioned schedule, City Power and other independent municipalities have their own. Please inquire with them so that you can plan ahead and avoid any inconvenience if the power goes out. The Loadshedding notifier application or Eskom's portal are the most reliable ways to track it.

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