Eskom, the state-owned power utility in South Africa, is set to hand over the management of load shedding operations to City Power in most of the areas it supplies, starting on November 6, 2023.
City Power to Take Control of Load Shedding Operations in Johannesburg
The transition is aimed at optimizing load shedding management for more efficient power distribution.
Areas in Roodepoort, Randburg, Midrand, and Alexandra supplied by City Power will continue to be managed by Eskom due to network complexities.
City Power’s spokesperson, Amanda Qithi, highlighted that the transfer would lead to changes in the existing load shedding blocks and schedules, affecting the daily routines of affected residents.
Even during stages 5 and higher of load shedding, areas served by City Power will adhere to a two-hour load shedding schedule.
The commitment to maintaining a stable electricity supply during this transition is a priority for both entities.
Revised load shedding blocks and schedules will be available on the websites of both Eskom and City Power starting on November 6, 2023, to help residents prepare and manage potential impacts on their daily lives.
Both City Power and Eskom will continue to collaborate with communities and stakeholders to ensure reliable electricity delivery, recognizing the essential nature of electricity as a service.