Power utility Eskom says that it will aim to suspend load shedding during the day on Sunday and Monday, with lower stages of outages for the coming Easter weekend.
Stage 4 load shedding will be implemented from 16h00 on Wednesday (5 April) until 05h00 on Friday. Thereafter, varying stages of load shedding up to stage 3 will be implemented daily
until 05h00 on Tuesday next week.
The group aims to suspend load shedding between 05h00 and 16h00 on Sunday (9 April) and Monday (10 April).
Eskom will publish a further update as soon as any significant changes occur.
The schedule is as follows:
Breakdowns are currently at 16,644MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance has reduced to 6,400MW ahead of the winter period.
Over the past 24 hours, a generation unit was returned to service at Arnot Power Station. In the same period, a generating unit each at Arnot, Lethabo, Kriel and Tutuka power stations were
taken offline for repairs.
The delays in returning a unit to service at Kusile, Medupi and Tutuka power stations have contributed to the capacity constraints.
For people living in the major metros, load shedding schedules are available here:
For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.
Smartphone users can also download the app EskomSePush to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented, as well as the times the area you are in will be off.
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