Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, will officially hand over the responsibility of load shedding operations to Johannesburg’s City Power for the majority of areas previously affected by blackouts, aiming to streamline load shedding management for a more efficient distribution of power.
Eskom Transfers Load Shedding Operations to City Power in Johannesburg
While the transition takes effect on November 6, specific areas in Roodepoort, Randburg, Midrand, and Alexandra, supplied by City Power, will continue to be managed by Eskom due to network complexities.
During this transition, areas served by City Power will retain a two-hour load shedding schedule, even during stages 5 and higher.
Amanda Qithi, the Eskom Gauteng spokesperson, emphasized their commitment to ensuring stable electricity supply throughout this shift.
The revised load shedding blocks and schedules will be available on both Eskom’s and City Power’s websites starting November 6, 2023, helping residents better prepare for potential impacts on their daily routines.