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Stage 2 rotational loadshedding will be implemented from 09:00 today until Thursday at 06:00, with respite between 06:00 to 09:00 each day, when possible
Monday, 3 February 2020: Stage 2 loadshedding was terminated at 06:00 this morning and will resume at 09:00 today until Thursday at 06:00. 
 
While rotational loadshedding is necessary due to a shortage of capacity, in an effort to minimise the impact on traffic, we will endeavor to provide a break in loadshedding from 06:00 to 09:00 each day, when possible. 
 
Unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 11 346MW as at 06:10 this morning. Loadshedding is necessary due to a shortage in capacity and to replenish emergency reserves during the week.  We will continue to monitor the system closely and will give periodic updates on the status of the power system as things may change at short notice.
 
We regret that loadshedding has a negative impact on South Africa.  Critical maintenance is being done to units on planned outages as well as some of those on unplanned outages to ensure timeous return to service. 
 
  • To assist us in reducing the stage of loadshedding, we appeal to customers to continue to use electricity sparingly:
  • Set air-conditioners’ average temperature at 23ºC
  • Switch off 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
 
We will keep South Africans informed about the status of the electricity system and our recovery efforts throughout this period.
 
Customers are advised to check their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom (https://loadshedding.eskom.co.za) or local municipal websites, depending on their electricity supplier.
 
 
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