Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, has provided an update regarding its Eskom load shedding schedule, indicating that load shedding will remain suspended until 4 pm on Monday.
Eskom: Suspension of Load Shedding Extended Until Monday Afternoon
Initial Load Shedding Schedule
Initially, Eskom had announced that it would be implementing stage 1 load shedding, which is a controlled reduction of electricity supply to prevent a total blackout, from 4 pm on Sunday until 5 am on Monday.
Stage 2 Load Shedding Planned
Following the initial stage 1 load shedding, Eskom is planning to implement stage 2 load shedding, which is a more severe form of load shedding with a greater reduction in electricity supply, from 4 pm on Monday until 5 am on Tuesday.
Reason for Load Shedding Suspension
According to Eskom spokesperson Menzi Mngomezulu, the break in the planned power cuts is due to improved generation capacity and performance. This suggests that Eskom has made progress in ensuring a more stable and reliable supply of electricity.
Temporary Suspension and Daily Cycle
Mngomezulu further explains that load shedding will be temporarily suspended from 05:00 until 16:00 on Tuesday. However, a specific pattern will be followed.
Load shedding will be suspended during the day, from 05:00 to 16:00, and then stage 2 load shedding will be implemented in the evening, from 16:00 to 05:00. This cycle will be repeated daily until further notice.
This update provides important information to the public about Eskom’s load shedding plans, the reasons behind the changes, and the expected schedule for power cuts, allowing residents and businesses to better plan for periods of reduced electricity supply.