Stage 2 load shedding might be implemented TONIGHT - find your schedule here

Stage 2 load shedding might be implemented TONIGHT – find your schedule here

Load REDUCTIONS planned for most of SA TONIGHT- find your schedule here

Eskom said load REDUCTIONS were planned for most of SA TONIGHT. See what areas are affected, and find your schedule here.

Stage 2 load shedding might be implemented TONIGHT - find your schedule here

Stage 2 load shedding might be implemented TONIGHT – find your schedule here

The relief of NO load shedding did not last long as load REDUCTIONS will be implemented for most of South Africa TONIGHT. 

THE LOAD REDUCTIONS ARE EXPECTED TO START AT 17:00 ON THURSDAY

Eskom said it is implementing load reduction from 17:00 – 22:00 to avoid network overloading in high-density areas.

“During the load reduction implementation, customers are urged to switch off all their electrical appliances to avoid possible damage due to power surges when supply returns.

“Failure to do so may lead to transformer trips or failures and damages to household appliances when supply is restored.”

Eskom

THESE AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:

Here are the areas that will be affected: 

  • North West 
  • Northern Cape 
  • Gauteng 
  • KwaZulu-Natal 
  • FreeState 

North West: 

Load REDUCTIONS planned for most of SA TONIGHT- find your schedule here
North West Photo: Eskom

Northern Cape: 

Load REDUCTIONS planned for most of SA TONIGHT- find your schedule here
Northern Cape Photo:Eskom

Gauteng: 

Gauteng Photo: Eskom

KwaZulu-Natal: 

KwaZulu-Natal Photo: Eskom

Free State: 

Load REDUCTIONS planned for most of SA TONIGHT- find your schedule here
Free State Photo: Eskom

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOAD SHEDDING AND LOAD REDUCTION: 

Load shedding = Eskom does not have enough capacity to generate electricity. 

Load reduction = switch off localised areas where illegal connections cause overload and damage infrastructure.

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This comes days after President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation about the country’s energy crisis on Monday evening.

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Eskom will be recruiting former senior plant managers and engineers due to the shortage of skilled personnel and engineers.

ESKOM WILL BE RECRUITING SOON

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation about the country’s energy crisis on Monday evening.

He said one of the challenges that Eskom has faced has been the shortage of skilled personnel and engineers.

“The utility is now recruiting skilled personnel, including former senior Eskom plant managers and engineers from the private sector.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa

He furthermore urged South Africans to invest in rooftop solar with NEW rules and a pricing structure.

RAMAPHOSA URGED SOUTH AFRICANS TO GET ROOFTOP SOLAR

President Cyril Ramaphosa said they intend to enable businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar to generate electricity.

He said South Africa has a great abundance of sun that should be used to generate electricity.

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“There is significant potential for households and businesses to install rooftop solar and connect this power to the grid.

“To incentivise greater uptake of rooftop solar, Eskom will develop rules and a pricing structure – known as a feed-in tariff – for all commercial and residential installations on its network.” 

President Cyril Ramaphosa

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