• November 3, 2023 6:10 pm

Eskom Modifies Load-Shedding Timetable

Nov 3, 2023
Eskom Modifies Load-Shedding Timetable

Eskom has announced a load-shedding schedule for November 3, 2023, and until further notice. The plan involves three stages, and it is essential for residents to be aware of the timings and stages to manage their electricity usage effectively.

Eskom Modifies Load-Shedding Timetable

Stage 3 Load-Shedding

  • Starting on Friday, November 3, at 16:00.
  • Continues until Saturday, November 4, at 05:00.

Stage 1 Load-Shedding

  • Begins on Saturday, November 4, at 05:00.
  • Ends at 16:00 on the same day.

Stage 2 Load-Shedding

  • Commences at 16:00 on Saturday, November 4.
  • Persists until 05:00 on Sunday, November 5.

This cycle of load-shedding, alternating between Stage 1 and Stage 2, will continue daily until Eskom provides further updates.

Eskom is keeping a close watch on the power system and will communicate any changes promptly.

Currently, 4,783MW of generating capacity is offline for planned maintenance, and an additional 17,507MW is unavailable due to breakdowns.

Over the past 24 hours, several generating units were taken offline for repairs, while others were restored.

The evening peak demand for Friday, November 3, 2023, is estimated to reach 26,002MW. Please refer to the table below for the detailed load-shedding schedule.


Residents are encouraged to stay informed and adapt their electricity usage during these scheduled load-shedding times. This helps reduce strain on the power system and may prevent further escalations in load-shedding stages.

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