Stage Four #loadshedding activated

Stage Four #loadshedding activated

Eskom has implemented Stage Four loadshedding.

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This after Stage Two power cuts were activated this morning.

Stage Four loadshedding calls for 4,000 MW to be rotationally loadshed at any given period.

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"Loadshedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system," said Eskom in a statement.

"Since this morning we have unexpectedly lost six additional generating units, which have put additional strain on the system."

Officials say Stage Four loadshedding is expected to continue from 13h00 until 22h00.

"We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch of geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand," continued the statement.

Find the eThekwini load shedding schedule here.

Customers who receive their electricity directly from Eskom can access their schedule  here.

Click here to access the Umhlathuze (including Richards Bay) schedule.

The Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business has previously shared the capital's load shedding schedules. Click here for both pages.

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