While Eskom is continuously escalating power cuts to different stages, it has become imperative to plan your schedule around Eskom’s power grid. Luckily, there are various smartphone apps and websites that can help you keep track of your load shedding schedule.
South Africa’s electricity utility is very active on Twitter and regularly shares updates on the country’s power grid – which includes advanced warnings of load shedding schedules. You can simply follow Eskom on Twitter and click on the “notify” icon to receive push notifications as soon as there is an update or change to the load shedding schedule.
While Eskom also has a website that you can access to see the load shedding schedule, media statements and more, the power utility also has a free app that you can download on the Google Play Store or the App Store. There are various services available.
If you’d rather receive load shedding updates from another source, EskomSePush is quite popular amongst South Africans. With this app, you can choose over 50 000 areas so that you do not get stuck in the dark. What’s more, the app has some rave reviews from South Africans who say that it is very accurate.
Load Shedding Notifier is another app that is popular among citizens. Some of its key features include real-time Eskom status monitoring, offset status for City of Cape Town customers, power grid status monitoring, early warnings of scheduled load shedding with multiple areas that can be configured.
Some municipalities also take to Twitter to share load shedding schedules and updates:
How do you keep track of load shedding schedules? If you have any suggestions that are not listed here, make sure to let us know in the comment section!