City of Tshwane Adapts Load Shedding Plan Amid Eskom’s Stage 3 Implementation

As of the latest update, Eskom is actively implementing Stage 3 load shedding until further notice.

The power utility had previously been alternating between Stage 3 and 4 load shedding, reflecting the challenges in the national power supply.

City of Tshwane Adapts Schedule for Friday, 16 February

In response to Eskom’s announcement, the City of Tshwane has adjusted its load shedding schedule for Friday, 16 February.

The updated schedule aims to provide residents with clear timelines and minimize the impact of power disruptions on daily activities.

Revised Stage 3 Load Shedding Schedule for Tshwane

The revised schedule for Stage 3 load shedding in Tshwane is as follows:

4:00-6:30:

Areas 14, 2, 6

6:00-8:30:

Areas 15, 3, 7

8:00-10:30:

Areas 16, 4, 8

10:00-12:30:

Areas 1, 5, 9

12:00-14:30:

Areas 2, 6, 10

14:00-16:30:

Areas 3, 7, 11

16:00-18:30:

Areas 4, 8, 12

18:00-20:30:

Areas 5, 9, 13

20:00-22:30:

Areas 6, 10, 14

22:00-0:30:

Areas 7, 11, 15

Mitigating Risks During Load Shedding: Six Essential Tips

In light of the ongoing load shedding, residents are advised to take precautionary measures to mitigate risks and inconveniences caused by rolling blackouts.

Here are six essential tips:

Use Surge Protection:

Install surge protection devices to minimize damage to electronic equipment during power outages.

Ensure Alarm System Functionality:

Confirm that your alarm system is operational, and the backup battery is fully charged to provide security during load shedding.

Keep Emergency Lighting:

Have a torch or headlamp readily available, especially when arriving home at night during power outages.

Emergency Contacts and Information:

Save emergency contacts on your phone and keep a paper copy with essential information, including contacts for emergency services, friends, family, and insurance details.

Charge Electronic Devices:

Ensure your cell phone, laptop, and tablet are fully charged before scheduled blackouts, and consider having an emergency phone charger (power bank) on hand.

Gas for Cooking and Lighting:

Prepare for cooking and lighting needs during power outages by having a small LP gas bottle and lamp available.

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