Stage 3 load-shedding will be implemented from 09:00 today until 05:00 on Monday, 17 February, said Eskom.
Eskom made the announcement following the implementation of stage 2 load-shedding this weekend.
It said that its diesel reserves for its open cycle gas turbines and water reserves for its pumped storage schemes were both at low levels, following their utilization, and could therefore not be used to sustain the shortage in power supply today.
Unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 10,612MW as of 06:00 this morning, added Eskom.
Date: 15 February 2020
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Customers can find their load-shedding schedules on their local metro or municipal websites, where applicable, or from Eskom directly.
For those living in South Africa’s major metros, here is where you can check to see when you will be affected.
- City of Johannesburg
- City of Ekurhuleni
- City of Tshwane
- City of Cape Town (PDF)
- Nelson Mandela Bay
- Buffalo City
For access to other load-shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.