Eskom reduces load shedding stages


Naledi Ngcobo

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Eskom says stage five load shedding will continue to be implemented until 5am on Tuesday before load shedding is reduced to stage three until 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.

The power utility says five generating units which will allow the emergency reserves to be adequately replenished were returned to service.

It says stage four blackouts will then be implemented from 4pm on Tuesday afternoon until 5am on Wednesday.

Eskom spokesperson Daphne Mokoena says this alternating pattern of stage three from 5am and stage four from 4pm will be repeated daily until further notice.

“Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams continue to work diligently to ensure that additional generating units are brought back to service. A total of 2 150MW of generating capacity is planned to be returned to service by Wednesday. Eskom’s evening peak demand tonight is 26 902MW. We would like to appeal to members of the public to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00.”


Stage 5 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Tuesday. Thereafter, loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 3.

— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) February 12, 2024

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