Eskom implemented Stage 1 load shedding and load curtailment from 06:00 on Thursday morning, and this is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening.
The latest degree of load shedding follows Eskom move on Wednesday to increase power outages from load shedding stage 2 (2000MW shed from the grid) in the morning to a partial stage 3 (4000MW shed off the grid) at 16:00 due to the vulnerable system of the grid.
Eskom stopped stage 3 load shedding at 21:11 on Wednesday evening.
Eskom made the same announcement at the same time on Tuesday, revealing how sensitive the electricity situation is at the moment.
On Thursday it said the electricity supply system remains very constrained and vulnerable due to a shortage of generation capacity. “Several units are currently out of service due to planned and unplanned outages.”
Eskom said 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.”
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 and work your way down!
- 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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