Eskom says stage 1 load shedding, which started at 8:00 am on Sunday 19 April, is expected to continue until 10:00pm.
The electricity supply system remains very constrained and vulnerable due to a shortage of generation capacity as several units are currently out of service due to planned and unplanned outages.
“Eskom would like to assure customers that load shedding is implemented as a necessary measure to protect the power system.
“Any additional changes on the already vulnerable and constrained power system could lead to a change in the stage of load shedding at short notice. We will communicate if there is a need to change stages,” Eskom said in a statement.
Eskom called on all customers to reduce the load on the electricity grid by urgently switching off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day, which will reduce electricity demand.
“We would like to thank all customers who continue to use electricity sparingly. Every little bit of saving counts as it reduces the severity of load shedding,” Eskom said.
Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks, can also make a big difference by switching off non-essential lights and not leaving office equipment such as photocopiers and computers on standby mode after hours.
Click on each of the links below to download the different load shedding stages from 30 March to 5 July 2015:
- Stage 1 Load Shedding Schedule from 30 March to 5 July 2015 — Start here today, BUT you may as well check Stage 2 and 3 as well!
- Stage 2 Load Shedding Schedule from 30 March to 5 July 2015
- Stage 3 Load Shedding Schedule from 30 March to 5 July 2015
- Stage 4 Load Shedding Schedule from 30 March to 5 July 2015
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