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Load shedding schedule: What you need to know if you live in Durban

Eskom is urging customers to continue using electricity sparingly. 

Durban – Power giant, Eskom, has implemented Stage 2 rotational load shedding from 9 am until 10 pm.

“Stage 2 calls for 2000MW to be rotationally load shed nationally at a given period. Loadshedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout,” Eskom said.


The new schedule consists of four stages with the rotation in the most likely period of load-shedding (06:00 – 22:00, Monday to Saturday) as follows:-

Stage 1: Residential/Commercial Blocks – load-shed once every second day
Stage 2: Residential/Commercial Blocks – load-shed once every day
Stage 3: Residential/Commercial/Industrial Blocks – load-shed once every day
Stage 4: Residential/Commercial/Industrial Blocks – load-shed once every day. Residential and Commercial will be shed for an additional block on alternate days.

All blocks are scheduled for a 2-hour outage with an additional 30 minutes contingency to cater for switching. Sometimes, technical difficulties in restoring electricity may occur and should a customer remain off for a substantial amount of time after the Block has been scheduled to be restored, then that incident must be treated as a fault and reported to the Electricity Contact Centre on 080 1313 111.

(Info is as per eThekwini Municipality’s load shedding schedule)
{source: the mercury}

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