Eskom announces this week’s load-shedding schedule – Up to Stage 4 power cuts

Eskom has confirmed the load-shedding schedule for the week ending Friday, 8 December 2023.

Stage 4 load-shedding will remain in force until 05:00 on Monday, 4 December. Thereafter, Eskom will alternate between Stage 3 load-shedding from 05:00 until 16:00; and Stage 4 load-shedding from 16:00 until 05:00.

Eskom explained that it is implementing this load-shedding to manage its emergency reserves.

“Unplanned outages are at 12 648MW and planned maintenance is at 6 814MW of generation capacity,” added the power provider.

The load-shedding schedule for Sunday, 3 December until Friday, 8 December, is provided in the table below.

Load-shedding from 3 December 2023
Date Day Daytime (05:00–16:00) Evening peak (16:00–05:00)
3 December Sunday Stage 4 Stage 4
4 December Monday Stage 3 Stage 4
5 December Tuesday Stage 3 Stage 4
6 December Wednesday Stage 3 Stage 4
7 December Thursday Stage 3 Stage 4
8 December Friday Stage 3 TBD

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