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Stage 1 rotational loadshedding will be implemented from 09:00 until 23:00 today
Saturday, 19 October 2019:  As stated in the power alert issued last night, Stage 1 rotational loadshedding will be implemented from 09:00 until 23:00 today as a result of a shortage of capacity due to a number of generating units still out of service due to breakdowns.
 
We will be in a better position to advise about the prognosis of loadshedding for the rest of the weekend and the coming week, later today.
 
Eskom regrets the inconvenience and customers are reminded to treat all electrical points as live during this period.
 
Regular updates on the status of the power system will be provided through all the media platforms and will include the relevant times that loadshedding will be implemented on the day.
 
Loadshedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.
 
We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly throughout the day:
  • Set air-conditioners’ average temperature at 23ºC
  • Switch of your geysers over peak periods
  • Use the cold water tap rather than using the geyser every time
  • Set your swimming pool pump cycle to run twice a day, three hours at a time for optimal energy use.
  • At the end of the day, turn off computers, copiers, printers and fax machines at the switch. Avoid stand-by or sleep mode.
 
Customers are advised to check their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom or municipal website. 
 
Eskom customers can check their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom website (loadshedding.eskom.co.za) or through the customer contact centre on 0860037566.
 
 
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