Well, at least they’ve issued their warnings well in advance this time. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe confirmed that the utility is preparing for Stage 1 load shedding on Tuesday afternoon, from 16:00 – 23:00
It marks the sixth consecutive working day that the power firm has left us on edge with their warnings. On all previous occasions over the past week, the forecast has not materialised into a full-blown load shedding schedule. But of course, things soon change with Eskom.
Phasiwe didn’t offer a detailed explanation as to why the lights are likely to go off later in the day. We’ve been told that generational shortages have been the main culprit for the warnings we’ve had so far. However, Eskom’s representative would only reveal the system “is constrained”.
“The power system is currently constrained, with a high risk of load shedding. Customers areKhulu Phasiwe
urgedto switch off all non-essential appliances in an effort to reduce pressure on the national grid. We’ll continue to provide regular updates through various media platforms.”
On Monday, Eskom
#PowerAlert 2,— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 12, 2019
Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019.
There is a high risk of Stage 1 rotational loadshedding from 16:00 to 23:00 today ???@CityPowerJhb @CityofJoburgZA @CityTshwane @City_Ekurhuleni @CityofCT @eThekwiniM @ewnupdates @KhuluPhasiwe @kedikatso pic.twitter.com/M7E83qYClN
To check your daily load shedding schedule, go onto loadshedding.eskom.co.za and type either your suburb/village/area into the quick search field.
You can also call Eskom’s customer contact centre at 0860 037 566. If your electricity is supplied via the municipality, you need to refer to the table in this article and contact the relative authorities – either via the web or phone.