• November 17, 2023 12:10 pm

Eskom Weekend Load Shedding Update

Nov 17, 2023
Eskom Weekend Load Shedding Update

Eskom has modified the load shedding plan, elevating it to Stage 3 from 16:00 on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Moreover, Stage 3 will persist throughout Friday, November 17, due to a notable shortage in generation capacity. From 05:00 on Saturday, November 18, rotational power cuts will scale down to Stage 2. This sequence will continue as follows .

Eskom Weekend Load Shedding Update

Eskom currently faces a planned maintenance outage of 4,654MW and an additional 17,391MW unavailable due to breakdowns. An expected return of approximately 4,700MW to the grid by Sunday evening offers a glimmer of relief.

Date Day Daytime (05:00–16:00) Evening peak (16:00–05:00)
November 16 Thursday Stage 2 Stage 3
November 17 Friday Stage 3 Stage 3
November 18 Saturday Stage 2 Stage 2
November 19 Sunday Stage 1 Stage 2

These adjustments are in response to the significant breakdowns affecting Eskom’s generation capacity, necessitating a higher level of load shedding than previously anticipated.

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