NARI Reporter

2019-03-17 21:55:50 -


Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 rotational load shedding which commenced at 08h00 and will continue until 23h00 today. Load shedding will continue throughout the night shifting to Stage 2 from 23h00 this evening until 09h00 Monday morning.

Stage 4 load shedding will be implemented on Monday, 18 March 2019 from 09h00 to 23h00. On Tuesday, 19 March, up to Stage 4 load shedding will be implemented. This is due to

a shortage of capacity.

We remind customers that load shedding at Stage 4 is no cause for alarm as the system is being effectively controlled. Load shedding is a highly controlled process, implemented to protect the system and to prevent a total collapse of the system or a national blackout. During Stage 4 load shedding, approximately 80% of the country's

demand is still being met.

Eskom's maintenance teams are working around th clock to return generation units to the electricity system.

Stage 2 calls for 2000MW, Stage 3 for 3000MW and Stage 4 calls for 4000MW to be rotationally loadshed nationally at a given period.

We appeal to customers to switch off geysers during the day as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand. Remember to treat all electrical points as live during load shedding.

Customers are advised to keep checking their load shedding schedules on the Eskom and their municipal website. For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website ( Eskom customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.

Eskom will provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience during this difficult period.


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