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🚨 BREAKING: Eskom Declares Stage 2 Daytime Load Shedding! Check Out the New Schedule and Share Your Thoughts 💡


Power utility Eskom has reduced daytime load shedding to stage 2 for the week ahead thanks to improved generation.


Stage 3 load shedding remains in force until 17:00 today. Thereafter, load shedding will be reduced to Stage 2 until 16:00 on Monday.


Due to constrained emergency reserves, Stage 3 load shedding was implemented at 02:00 this morning (4 February).


This stabilised the power system and necessitated a reduction in load shedding to Stage 2 from 17:00 today until 16:00 on Monday.


Thereafter, with the anticipated weekday electricity demand, Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 16:00 on Monday until 05:00 on Tuesday, followed by Stage 2 load shedding until 16:00.


This pattern of Stage 2 load shedding from 05:00 until 16:00 and Stage 3 load shedding from 16:00 until 05:00 will be repeated daily until further notice. Eskom will communicate should any significant changes occur.


Sunday, 4 February

  • Stage 3: 16h00 to 00h00

Monday, 5 February

  • Stage 3: 00h00 to 05h00

  • Stage 2: 05h00 to 16h00

  • Stage 3: 16h00 to 00h00

Tuesday, 6 February

  • Stage 3: 00h00 to 05h00

  • Stage 2: 05h00 to 16h00

  • Stage 3: 16h00 to 00h00

Wednesday, 7 February

  • Stage 3: 00h00 to 05h00

  • Stage 2: 05h00 to 16h00

  • Stage 3: 16h00 to 00h00

Unplanned outages are at 14 341MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is at 7 931MW.


Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams will continue to work diligently to ensure that the 1,450MW of generating capacity is returned to service by Tuesday as planned.


Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand tonight is 25 307MW. We would like to thank those who heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00.


This lowers demand and helps alleviate the pressure on the power system, contributing to lower stages of load shedding.

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