Eskom announces new load-shedding schedule – Up to Stage 3

Eskom has published the load-shedding schedule that will run until the end of Wednesday, 29 March 2023.

According to the new schedule, Stage 1 load-shedding will remain in effect until 05:00 on Monday.

Stage 2 will then be implemented until 16:00 on Monday, followed by Stage 3 load-shedding until 05:00 on Tuesday.

Load-shedding will then be split between Stage 1 during the daytime (05:00 until 16:00) and Stage 2 during the nighttime (16:00 until 05:00).

Outages

As of Sunday afternoon, breakdowns had increased to 15,777MW of generating capacity, while a further 6,122MW of generating capacity is out of service for planned maintenance.

Generating units at Kendal, Kriel, and Majuba have been taken offline for repairs. There continue to be delays in returning units to service at Duvha, Hendrina, Kriel, Majuba, Medupi and Tutuka power stations.

However, Eskom has managed to return three generation units to service over the past 24 hours — one each at Duvha, Kendal, and Kriel power stations.

The full load-shedding schedule for 26–29 March 2023 is below:

Eskom load-shedding timetable from 26–29 March 2023
Date Day Start Time End Time Stage
26 March 2023 Sunday 24:00 1
27 March 2023 Monday 00:00 05:00 1
05:00 16:00 2
16:00 24:00 3
28 March 2023 Tuesday 00:00 05:00 3
05:00 16:00 1
16:00 24:00 2
29 March 2023 Wednesday 00:00 05:00 2
05:00 16:00 1
16:00 24:00 2

Now read: Eskom’s life and death decision

Latest news

Partner Content

Show comments

Recommended

Share this article
Eskom announces new load-shedding schedule – Up to Stage 3