Load-shedding extended - from 09h00 Tuesday to 05h00 Saturday

Tinuva

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What clarity? They just moved 10am to 6am. Queue the what happens between 5am and 6am questions.
Stage 0 between 5 and 6am


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Here's the latest City of Cape Town loadshedding schedule:
*Tuesday*
Stage 1 until 22:00.
Stage 2 from 22:00 to 05:00 on Wednesday.

*Wednesday*
Stage 1 from 06:00 - 22:00.
Stage 2 from 22:00 to 05:00 on Thursday.

*Thursday*
Stage 1 from 06:00 - 22:00.
Stage 2 from 22:00 to 05:00 on Friday.

*Friday*
Stage 1 from 06:00 - 22:00.
Stage 2 from 22:00 to 05:00 on Saturday.

Please note load-shedding is suspended for City-supplied customers between 05:00-06:00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning.
 

Totempole

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Stage 0 between 5 and 6am


I received this
Code:
Here's the latest City of Cape Town loadshedding schedule:
*Tuesday*
Stage 1 until 22:00.
Stage 2 from 22:00 to 05:00 on Wednesday.

*Wednesday*
Stage 1 from 06:00 - 22:00.
Stage 2 from 22:00 to 05:00 on Thursday.

*Thursday*
Stage 1 from 06:00 - 22:00.
Stage 2 from 22:00 to 05:00 on Friday.

*Friday*
Stage 1 from 06:00 - 22:00.
Stage 2 from 22:00 to 05:00 on Saturday.

Please note load-shedding is suspended for City-supplied customers between 05:00-06:00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning.

This is where it gets confusing. So if we have loadshedding under Stage 2 from 4am-6:30am, then in theory we should have loadshedding for 1 hour, 4am-5am.

In practice, there's a 50/50 chance that they will actually implement this loadshedding, so I have to turn all of my stuff off overnight either way. I don't see the point of that one hour grace period, it just confuses things more.
 

wingnut771

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This is where it gets confusing. So if we have loadshedding under Stage 2 from 4am-6:30am, then in theory we should have loadshedding for 1 hour, 4am-5am.

In practice, there's a 50/50 chance that they will actually implement this loadshedding, so I have to turn all of my stuff off overnight either way. I don't see the point of that one hour grace period, it just confuses things more.
In dbn, they switch you off for that hour.
 

B-1

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Thought my load shedding switch flipper was asleep but alas his watch is just slow.
 

Gtx Gaming

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Evening Peak Feedback 26/10/2021, 18:58
Total demand: 30 007MW
Interruptible Load Supply: 450MW
Virtual P Station: 217MW
Load shedding: 2 420MW
Eskom OCGT's Utilized: 13
IPP OCGT's: 0
Renew Gen: 1 748MW (Wind 1 344MW, CSP 404MW)
Available Generation Capacity: 27 143MW

Should of been stage 3, still High demand for summer period it seems
 

Lupus

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Evening Peak Feedback 26/10/2021, 18:58
Total demand: 30 007MW
Interruptible Load Supply: 450MW
Virtual P Station: 217MW
Load shedding: 2 420MW
Eskom OCGT's Utilized: 13
IPP OCGT's: 0
Renew Gen: 1 748MW (Wind 1 344MW, CSP 404MW)
Available Generation Capacity: 27 143MW

Should of been stage 3, still High demand for summer period it seems
Nope as explained to Ted Bloom before you're looking at a peak time a snap shot, not the entire day of shedding, at this time there might have been other areas still coming back and such. Also I would imagine that 2GW isn't always easy to hit.
 

MirageF1

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Everywhere they switch you off
Eh?
This morning we were scheduled for 8-10.30 (area 11 C.T), but power never went off at all.
AFAIK LS was scheduled to start from 9am.(unless CoCT protected us by 10am start, not sure, can someone confirm?)

From prior experience this has often been the case when your schedule overlaps Eskom's.
 
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Captain Beer

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I'm between Somerset West and Sir Lowry's Pass, our lights haven't gone off once recently. We were supposed to go off an hour ago but nothing, if I look out my window it looks like Gordons Bay is also running on full steam. Yeah I know CoCT has different schedules, I reckon the new DA oke standing for ward councilor must be pulling some strings :p
 

Gordon_R

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I'm between Somerset West and Sir Lowry's Pass, our lights haven't gone off once recently. We were supposed to go off an hour ago but nothing, if I look out my window it looks like Gordons Bay is also running on full steam. Yeah I know CoCT has different schedules, I reckon the new DA oke standing for ward councilor must be pulling some strings :p

Wild speculation: Your suburb may somehow be tied into the Steenbras pumped storage grid, making it either impractical or undesirable to load shed. Probably wrong, but worth putting it out there...
 

AchmatK

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I'm between Somerset West and Sir Lowry's Pass, our lights haven't gone off once recently. We were supposed to go off an hour ago but nothing, if I look out my window it looks like Gordons Bay is also running on full steam. Yeah I know CoCT has different schedules, I reckon the new DA oke standing for ward councilor must be pulling some strings :p
Same here and I'm around the corner from Vergelegen Mediclinic which I think is excluded due to being a covid vaccination site.
 

pinball wizard

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Most of em are inside buildings which need lighting, and a plug point to charge certain capture machines etc.
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IEC muppets could ride in shifts.
 
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