Eskom load shedding schedule: Lights ON for the Easter weekend?

Eskom load shedding schedule: Lights ON for the Easter weekend?

South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, has announced a temporary reprieve from load shedding.

Load Shedding Suspended for 24 Hours

In a statement released on Tuesday, Eskom confirmed the return of several generating units, significantly improving their available capacity.

As a result, load shedding will be suspended from 4:00 pm today (Tuesday) until 4:00 pm tomorrow (Wednesday).

This means the previously scheduled Stage 2 load shedding for Tuesday evening will not be implemented.

Eskom Cautiously Optimistic

Eskom will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates on Wednesday afternoon or if any significant changes occur.

While the evening peak demand for electricity remains high, Eskom urges the public to continue practicing energy conservation by switching off non-essential appliances, particularly between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

Lower Demand Expected for Easter Weekend

With a four-day Easter weekend approaching and many businesses and industries shutting down, Eskom anticipates a decrease in electricity demand.

This is positive news for South Africans planning Easter celebrations, as they are less likely to experience power outages while cooking their Easter Sunday meals.

Eskom Load Shedding Schedule:

Wednesday, March 27th:

Stage 0 load shedding from 5:00 am to 4:00 pm, then no load shedding for the rest of the day.

Thursday, March 28th:

No load shedding expected for the entire day.

About Eskom

Eskom is South Africa’s largest state-owned electricity provider.

Established in 1923, it is the biggest electricity producer in Africa and holds a significant position worldwide in terms of generation capacity and sales.

Eskom operates several major power stations across South Africa, including the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, the only nuclear power plant on the African continent.