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Mar 03

March load shed schedule

march load

Interpreting Eskom load-shedding stages (As from http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/loadshedding/ScheduleInterpretation)

Load shedding will be used under emergency conditions for limited periods.

Three schedules have now been developed based on the possibility of risk and to ensure that it is applied in a fair and equitable manner:

  • Stage 1 allows for up to 1000 MW of the national load to be shed.
  • Stage 2 allows for up to 2000 MW of the national load to be shed.
  • Stage 3 allows for up to 4000 MW of the national load to be shed.
  • Load shedding will be implemented in most instances in 2 hour blocks (with an additional 30 minutes for switching between blocks) during the period 05:00 to 21:30. You therefore may be without electricity for 2,5 hours