On November 4th, Cape Town is experiencing load shedding. The load shedding occurs in two stages today. Stage 1 is scheduled from 05:00 to 20:00, and Stage 3 will be implemented from 20:00 to 05:00 the following day.
Cape Town Load Shedding Stage 1 and 3 Today – 4 November
These schedules indicate the periods during which certain areas may experience power outages, and they are part of a measure to manage electricity demand in the region.
Load Shedding Schedule
What Is Load Shedding
Load shedding is a controlled and deliberate power outage implemented by utility companies to manage electricity supply during times of high demand or when the power system is under stress.
It is typically used to prevent the electricity grid from becoming overloaded, which could lead to widespread blackouts.
During load shedding, specific areas or regions have their power supply intentionally cut off for a set duration, which is usually rotated to different areas on a schedule.
This is done to balance the available electricity generation capacity with the demand, and it helps prevent larger-scale power failures.
this page provides the load shedding schedule for areas in the City of Cape Town where the local municipality is responsible for electricity supply.
It’s important to note that there are areas supplied by Eskom, which may have a different load shedding schedule.
Residents can check the Eskom Load Shedding Schedule for details specific to those areas. This information helps residents prepare for power outages and manage their electricity usage effectively.