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Eskom Plans to Reduce Load Shedding Over the Weekend – Check the Updated Schedule

Oct 7, 2023
Eskom Plans to Reduce Load Shedding Over the Weekend – Check the Updated Schedule

Eskom, the power utility in South Africa, has provided a load shedding schedule for the upcoming weekend. The goal is to ease Eskom load shedding and even suspend it temporarily on Sunday. Eskom Load shedding is being implemented to replenish pumped storage dams and manage electricity supply. Here’s the breakdown of the schedule:

Eskom Plans to Reduce Load Shedding Over the Weekend – Check the Updated Schedule

Friday, 6 October:

  • Stage 2 load shedding until 00:00 (midnight)

Saturday, 7 October:

  • Stage 2 load shedding from 00:00 to 05:00
  • Stage 1 load shedding from 05:00 to 00:00 (midnight)

Sunday, 8 October:

  • Stage 1 load shedding from 00:00 to 05:00
  • Load shedding suspended from 05:00 to 16:00 (temporary relief)
  • Stage 1 load shedding from 16:00 to 00:00 (midnight)

Monday, 9 October:

  • Stage 1 load shedding from 00:00 to 05:00
  • Further stages and times to be determined

Eskom has been working to reduce load shedding stages this week, thanks to improved generating capacity and lower demand. However, it’s crucial to note that Eskom’s load shedding plans are based on “best-case scenarios,” and historical performance suggests that they often fall short of these targets.

Factors like maintenance challenges and the return of units to service can impact the actual load shedding experienced by South Africans. Therefore, the situation remains uncertain, and load shedding can vary from none to severe (up to stage 6).

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