Eskom announces weekend load-shedding — here is the timetable

Eskom has announced that it will continue to implement a schedule of all-day load-shedding throughout the weekend, alternating between stage 1 and stage 2 power cuts.

“Stage 1 load-shedding will continue to be implemented daily at 05:00–16:00 until Sunday. Stage 2 load-shedding will also continue to be implemented on a daily basis at 16:00–05:00 until Monday,” Eskom said.

“The continuous implementation of load-shedding is mainly due to the need to preserve emergency generation reserves owing to a high level of breakdowns and the delay in returning some generating units to service.”

Eskom said that since Thursday morning, it took a generating unit each at Camden, Duvha, Kusile, and Majuba power stations offline for repairs.

“The delay in the return to service of a generating unit each at Majuba and Tutuka power stations have contributed to the generation capacity shortages,” the power utility stated.

A generating unit at Hendrina power station was returned to service.

“We currently have 4,846MW on planned maintenance, while another 14,509MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.”

Load-shedding schedule for 4–7 November 2022
Date Day Start time End time Stage
4 November 2022 Friday 00:00 05:00 2
05:00 16:00 1
16:00 24:00 2
5 November 2022 Saturday 00:00 05:00 2
05:00 16:00 1
16:00 24:00 2
6 November 2022 Sunday 00:00 05:00 2
05:00 16:00 1
16:00 24:00 2
7 November 2022 Monday 00:00 05:00 2

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