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There is a high risk of Stage 1 rotational loadshedding from 17:00 to 22:00 today, but will only be implemented if absolutely necessary
Thursday, 11 April 2019: There is a high risk of rotational loadsheding today from 17:00 to 22:00, but will only be implemented if absolutely necessary. This is as a result of a shortage of capacity due to the loss of generating units at our power stations.
 
The Winter Plan shared on 3 April 2019 indicated that Eskom expects to implement 26 days of Stage 1 loadshedding during the winter period, depending on the level of unplanned breakdowns.  Based on the Winter Plan, Eskom has successfully managed to go through 5 days without loadshedding, where Stage 1 loadshedding would have been implemented.
 
We continue to encourage residents and businesses to use electricity smartly and sparingly during this period to beat the winter peak. By rallying together we can contribute to a saving of up to 500MW, which is equivalent of 1 unit at a power station. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.
 
Customers are advised to keep checking their load shedding schedules on the Eskom or municipal website, and plan on the assumption that load shedding will take place.
 
Eskom will provide regular updates about the state of the power system through various media platforms.
 
Thank you to all South Africans and customers for your co-operation and understanding.
 
 
ENDS