Eskom has announced that Stage 3 load-shedding will remain in effect until 05:00 on Monday, 20 November 2023, followed by Stage 2 until 16:00.
Stage 3 load-shedding will again be implemented until 05:00 on Tuesday, 21 November. Eskom said it needs to manage emergency reserves in the face of a shortage of generation capacity.
“Due to the shortage of generation capacity and the need to manage emergency reserves, Stage 3 load-shedding will remain in force until 05:00 on Monday,” it said.
“Thereafter, Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented until 16:00, followed by Stage 3 load-shedding until 05:00 on Tuesday.”
“Stages 1 and 3 will alternate in the morning and afternoon from Tuesday until Wednesday,” Eskom added.
The power utility currently has 6,606MW of generation capacity offline for planned maintenance, with a further 16,264MW unavailable due to breakdowns.
“Approximately 3 700MW of generating capacity is anticipated to return to service by Tuesday evening,” it said.
“Eskom teams are working tirelessly to ensure that these additional generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.”
The Eskom load-shedding schedule from Sunday, 19 November 2023, until Wednesday, 22 November, is provided in the table below.
|Load-shedding from 19 November 2023|
|Date||Day||Daytime (05:00–16:00)||Evening peak (16:00–05:00)|
|19 November||Sunday||Stage 3 (from 09:00)||Stage 3|
|20 November||Monday||Stage 2||Stage 3|
|21 November||Tuesday||Stage 1||Stage 3|
|22 November||Wednesday||Stage 1||Stage 3|