Eskom power cuts alternating stage 3/4 timetable until further notice - 12 February 2023


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May 24, 2010
Eskom announces load-shedding plans for the week — here is the timetable

Eskom has announced that it will continue running stage 4 rotational power cuts during evening peaks and early mornings, with stage 3 during daylight hours.

“Stage 4 load-shedding will continue to be implemented at 16:00 – 05:00 daily, while Stage 3 load-shedding will be implemented at 05:00 – 16:00 daily until further notice,” the state-owned power utility said.
I always love the until further notice mention, just to further reinforce the part.
This is now the norm. Going to stage 6 now and then and back to 3/4.

The water is getting hotter and the frogs still feel comfortable!
Apparently they never said it would be stage 2
I watched the news briefing where they said it.
Of course the left hand rarely knows what the right hand does, so it came as a surprise to half the eskom attendees.
So permanent Stage 2 is really permanent stage3/4

Well done to the ANC and their enablers

I think we can only hope for lower stages after end of March when apparently 1961MW is coming back online (must be planned maintenance - I'm using that specific figure because that is what De Ruyter said). Until then I can't see anything better than Stages 3/4.