Power utility Eskom provides insights into the anticipated load shedding variations between Stages 1, 2, and 3 for the upcoming week.
Eskom Intensifies Load Shedding for the Upcoming Week – Unveiling the Revised Schedule
Stage-wise Load Shedding Schedule
Eskom outlines the schedule, beginning with Stage 1 load shedding from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Monday. The subsequent days will witness a mix of Stages 1, 2, and 3 to manage the shortage of generation capacity.
Load Shedding Breakdown for the Week
A breakdown of the load shedding schedule is presented, indicating the specific stages and timeframes for each day from Sunday, 12 November, to Friday, 17 November.
Eskom’s Monitoring and Communication
Eskom emphasizes its commitment to closely monitoring the power system and promptly communicating any changes to the load shedding plan if necessary.
Current Outages and Capacity Status
The announcement highlights the current state of unplanned outages, standing at 17,270MW, and the planned maintenance capacity out of service at 5,265MW. Eskom informs about the anticipated return of 5,300MW generating capacity during the week.
Eskom’s Efforts and Acknowledgments
Eskom expresses gratitude to those who conserve electricity, especially during the evening peak demand, with a load forecast of 25,529MW.
The utility recognizes the efforts of users who heed the call to use electricity sparingly, contributing to the alleviation of pressure on the power system and helping maintain lower stages of load shedding.