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Author: Chantel Edwards

UPDATE: WATER OUTAGES / LOW PRESSURE ISSUES – GEORGE @ 11h15

UPDATE: WATER OUTAGES / LOW PRESSURE ISSUES – GEORGE

George CBD has been experiencing low pressure and/or no water this morning. Water is restored at low pressure. Pressure is expected to increase gradually.
Water tankers are withdrawn from George CBD.

PIPEBURST AIRPORT LINE
The main water pipeline on the airport road burst early this morning. Team have isolated the line and the pressure should improve within affected areas and CBD.

ETR 3-4 hours

Tankers are supplying water to properties on Airport Road.

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George CBD has been experiencing low pressure and/or no water this morning. Municipal teams are in the field and working to restore water.
Water tankers are en route to stand at the following positions:

Roam between Kerk Street Teniqua and Wellington Street Spar https://maps.app.goo.gl/Sxi928MXgeNV7eSy6

Outeniqua Primary Meade Street entrance
https://maps.app.goo.gl/oFHW9xkzwNRspbZZ8

71 York Street, George Municipality Main Building
https://maps.app.goo.gl/ppqqrUjwgTAkqDv86

PIPEBURST AIRPORT LINE
The main water pipeline on the airport road burst early this morning. Team have isolated the line and the pressure should improve within affected areas and CBD.

ETR 4-6 hours

Affected areas are Groeneweide Park, Gericke Farm, Proefplaas but note these areas still have water supply.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Emergency Municipal Loadshedding Relief Grant November 2023 Update

The Western Cape Provincial government has authorized a sum total of R88.185 million rand from the Provincial Unforeseen and Unavoidable Reserve Fund to assist municipalities with the unforeseen and immediate impact of prolonged load-shedding on water and wastewater services.

In terms of this allocated Funding, George Municipality has received the sum of R14 220 000 (VAT included) as a contribution toward the purchase and installation of back-up energy supply. This back-up supply can include generators, renewable power sources, batteries and all ancillary costs associated with the installation thereof for example,  switch gear, safe keeping, caging etc. for water and wastewater infrastructure.

This grant funding will assist the George Municipality in ensuring a healthy environment and to continue with the provision of basic services to our citizens and businesses during the current load-shedding.

The municipality is in process of purchasing emergency diesel generators that will be placed strategically as follows:

Water Treatment Works

Haarlem WTW  (+_ 150kVA diesel generator)
Uniondale WTW (+- 200kVA diesel generator)

Waste Water Treatment Works
Uniondale WWTW (+_ 200 kVA diesel generator)
Kleinkrantz WWTW (+_ 300 kVA diesel generator)
Outeniqua WWTW (+_ 1000 kVA diesel generator)

Progress to Date:
Procurement Phase:   Appointment of Consultant ( Complete ) – 100%
Appointment of Contractor: Haarlem WTW ( Complete ) – 100%
Uniondale WTW ( Complete ) – 100%
Uniondale WWTW ( Complete ) – 100%
Kleinkrantz WWTW ( Complete ) – 100%
Outeniqua WWTW ( Complete ) – 100%

Construction Phase:
Haarlem WTW ( ± 150 kVA diesel generator ) – 100%
Uniondale WTW ( ± 200 kVA diesel generator ) – 100%
Uniondale WWTW ( ± 200 kVA diesel generator ) – 100%
Kleinkrantz WWTW ( ± 300 kVA diesel generator ) – 100%
Outeniqua WWTW ( ± 1 000 kVA + 650 kVA diesel generator ) – 10%

In terms of the above the total expenditure to date for the project is therefore approximately 39,5% of the current funding allocation

Link to further information on how George Municipality is trying to mitigate the impact of load-shedding for George. https://www.george.gov.za/what-is-george-municipality-doing-to-alleviate-eskom-loadshedding-and-other-renewable-energy-projects/

 

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE – 3 December 2023

In order to manage emergency reserves, Stage 4 loadshedding will remain in force until 05:00 on Monday.   Thereafter, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00, followed by Stage 4 loadshedding until 05:00 on Tuesday.  This pattern of Stage 3 loadshedding in the morning and Stage 4 loadshedding in the evening will be repeated daily until Friday 16:00. Eskom will communicate should any significant changes occur. Unplanned outages are at 12 648MW and planned maintenance is at 6 814MW of generation capacity.

 

George will be affected as follows:

Sunday 03/12/2023

22:00 – 00:30

 

Monday 04/12/2023

06:00 – 08:30

14:00 – 16:30

22:00 – 00:30

 

Tuesday 05/12/2023

04:00 – 06:30

12:00 – 14:30

20:00 – 22:30

 

Wednesday 06/12/2023

04:00 – 05:00

12:00 – 14:30

20:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 07/12/2023

04:00 – 06:30

20:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 08/12/2023

04:00 – 06:30

12:00 – 14:30

20:00 – 22:30

 

Uniondale will be affected as follows:

Sunday 03/12/2023

17:00 – 19:30

 

Monday 04/12/2023

01:00 – 03:30

09:00 – 11:30

17:00 – 19:30

 

Tuesday 05/12/2023

07:00 – 09:30

15:00 – 17:30

23:00 – 01:30

 

Wednesday 06/12/2023

15:00 – 17:30

23:00 – 01:30

 

Thursday 07/12/2023

07:00 – 09:30

16:00 – 17:30

23:00 – 01:30

 

Friday 08/12/2023

07:00 – 09:30

15:00 – 17:30

23:00 – 01:30

 

Issued George Municipality on behalf of ESKOM

Three Temporary Camp Sites designated at Gwaing River Mouth and Beach

George Municipality is pleased to advise that three temporary camping sites (as per graphic attached A, B and C) have been identified for overnight camping at Gwaing River Mouth and Beach from 15  December to 3 January 2024.

This is in addition to the current Caravan Camp site which has twenty stands and the Gwaing Day Camp which allows for ten braai spots but no overnight camping.
Council noted the requirements for additional camping sites at this popular site during the festive season and approved the concession at the Ordinary Council of 30 November 2023.

Prospective campers are expected to pay a deposit to secure their booking on a first come first served basis. The temporary camp sites which allow a maximum of six persons per site, do not have access to electricity, and only the public amenities at the beach area are available to the temporary beach camp sites. Gwaiing River Mouth and Beach falls under the Outeniqua Sensitive Coastal Area and for that reason no additional vegetation can be cleared and each individual tent site will not extend past 30 m2. Campers wishing to use the beach camp sites must adhere to the conditions of the Gwaing Green Coast Award and note that littering and excessive noise is not allowed.

For bookings please contact Celeste Africa via email cpafrica@george.gov.za or 044 802 1622 for an application form.
Cost: R182.85 (50% discount of normal R365.70). Full amount to be paid as soon as invoices are processed.

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE – Saturday, 02 December 2023

Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented at 20:00 tonight until 05:00 on Monday, in order to replenish the dam levels at the pumped storage power stations in preparation for the week ahead. Eskom will continue to monitor the power system closely, adjust and communicate the stages of loadshedding as required.

George will be affected as follows:
Saturday 02/12/2023
22:00 – 00:30

Sunday 03/12/2023
06:00 – 08:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Monday 04/12/2023
06:00 – 08:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:
Saturday 02/12/2023
17:00 – 19:30

Sunday 03/12/2023
01:00 – 03:30
09:00 – 11:30
17:00 – 19:30

Monday 04/12/2023
07:00 – 09:30
15:00 – 17:30
23:00 – 01:30

ROTATIONAL SWITCH ON AFTER LOADSHEDDING
Consumers are reminded to PLEASE use electricity sparingly after power returns. Please do not switch high-usage equipment on immediately after Load shedding.

Consumers are urged to turn off high-usage equipment and where possible to not switch on appliances such as stoves and kettles for at least 30 minutes after load shedding is scheduled to return. This will reduce the risk of overload tripping on the network.

Reporting power outages
Please do not phone the after-hours number or the Electrotechnical Department to report that you have no power immediately after load shedding is scheduled to be lifted. Please be aware of the rotational switching on i.e. areas are switched on one by one and not all at the same time to avoid overloading the system. Please wait at least 30 minutes before reporting no power. The Electrotechnical Directorate will be aware of a possible substation trip that needs to be sorted out.

Receive Eskom loadshedding notifications by downloading the free EskomSePush app from Google Play Store at https://sepush.co.za/

Issued by George Municipality on behalf of ESKOM

PUBLIC NOTICE – Breakdown at Kraaibosch Sewer Pump Station

Issued George Municipality, 1 December 2023

George Municipality wishes to inform residents in the Kraaibosch Area of a breakdown of the Sewer Pump station servicing the area. A contractor is currently on-site conducting repairs and suction trucks are managing to control the inflow, but we request the cooperation of these residents to minimize flow into the sewer network.

The estimated time to repair is 48 hours.

As indicated earlier this year, new pump sets to replace the existing pump set at the sewer pump station have been ordered. Due to arrive in October 2023, a shipping delay from abroad has moved the delivery period to January 2024.

We thank the public for their cooperation and patience in this regard, whilst we try to resolve this situation.

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE – Thursday, 30 November 2023 @ 19H30

 

Due to further improvement in generation capacity and emergency reserves, loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 4 from 20:00 (previously communicated Stage 5 loadshedding) until 05:00 on Friday. Thereafter, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented until 16:00. The schedule will continue to be implemented as previously communicated. Eskom will continue monitoring the power system closely, adjust and communicate the stages of loadsheding as required.

Loadshedding times for George remains unchanged
Friday 01/12/2023
06:00 – 08:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Saturday 02/12/2023
00:00 – 02:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Sunday 03/12/2023
22:00 – 00:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:
Thursday 30/11/2023
19:00 – 21:00

Friday 01/12/2023
01:00 – 03:30
09:00 – 11:30
17:00 – 19:30

Saturday 02/12/2023
01:00 – 05:30 **
17:00 – 19:30

Sunday 03/12/2023
01:00 – 03:30

Issued on behalf of ESKOM by George Municipality

UPDATE ON ESKOM LOADSHEDDING – 30 November @ 15h45

Stage 3 loadshedding remains in force until 16:00 today. Thereafter, various stages of loadshedding will be implemented until Sunday

George will be affected as follows:
Thursday 30/11/2023
16:00 – 18:30

Friday 01/12/2023
06:00 – 08:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Saturday 02/12/2023
00:00 – 02:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Sunday 03/12/2023
22:00 – 00:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:
Thursday 30/11/2023
19:00 – 23:30 **

Friday 01/12/2023
01:00 – 03:30
09:00 – 11:30
17:00 – 19:30

Saturday 02/12/2023
01:00 – 05:30 **

Issued George Municipality
17:00 – 19:30

Sunday 03/12/2023
01:00 – 03:30

Planned Power Outage – 4 December, George South

GEORGE SOUTH – PORTION OF YORK STREET, FICHAT STREET,BAMBOO STREET & INSIGNIS STREET
 
NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on MONDAY 04 DECEMBER 2023 FROM 09H00 TO 12H00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.
 
Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the abovementioned period; the work will be done on
TUESDAY 05 DECEMBER 2023 FROM 09H00 TO 12H00

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE – Thursday, 30 November 2023

Due to improved generation recovery and emergency reserves, Stage 3 loadshedding was implemented at 10:00 today until 16:00.  Thereafter, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 until 20:00, followed by Stage 5 loadshedding from 20:00 until 05:00 on Friday.

George will be affected as follows:
Thursday 30/11/2023
16:00 – 18:30

Friday 01/12/2023
06:00 – 08:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:
Thursday 30/11/2023
11:00 – 13:30
19:00 – 23:30 **

Friday 01/12/2023
01:00 – 03:30
09:00 – 11:30
17:00 – 19:30

ROTATIONAL SWITCH ON AFTER LOADSHEDDING
Consumers are reminded to PLEASE use electricity sparingly after power returns. Please do not switch high-usage equipment on immediately after Load shedding.
Consumers are urged to turn off high-usage equipment and where possible to not switch on appliances such as stoves and kettles for at least 30 minutes after load shedding is scheduled to return. This will reduce the risk of overload tripping on the network.

Reporting power outages
Please do not phone the after-hours number or the Electrotechnical Department to report that you have no power immediately after load shedding is scheduled to be lifted. Please be aware of the rotational switching on i.e. areas are switched on one by one and not all at the same time to avoid overloading the system. Please wait at least 30 minutes before reporting no power. The Electrotechnical Directorate will be aware of a possible substation trip that needs to be sorted out.

Receive Eskom loadshedding notifications by downloading the free EskomSePush app from Google Play Store at https://sepush.co.za/

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE, 29 November

 

Due to insufficient generation capacity and the need to further replenish emergency reserves, Stage 5 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 today until 20:00.

Thereafter, Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented from 20:00 until 05:00 on Thursday.

This pattern of implementing Stage 5 loadshedding from 05:00 until 20:00 and Stage 6 loadshedding from 20:00 until 05:00 will be repeated daily until Saturday morning.

George will be affected as follows:
Wednesday 29/11/2023
00:00 – 04:30 **
08:00 – 12:30 **
16:00 – 18:30

Thursday 30/11/2023
00:00 – 02:30
08:00 – 10:30
16:00 – 20 :30 **

Friday 01/12/2023
06:00 – 08:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 02:30 **

Saturday 02/12/2023
00:00 – 02:00
06:00 – 08:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:
Wednesday 29/11/2023
03:00 – 05:30
11:00 – 15:30 **
19:00 – 21:30

Thursday 30/11/2023
03:00 – 05:30
11:00 – 13:30
19:00 – 23:30 **

Friday 01/12/2023
01:00 – 03:30
09:00 – 11:30
17:00 – 19:30
20:00 – 21:30

Saturday 02/12/2023
01:00 – 05:30 **
09:00 – 11:30

Issued George Municipality on behalf of ESKOM

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE, Tuesday, 28 November 2023

 

In order to replenish emergency reserves, Stage 4 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 20:00 today. Thereafter, Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented from 20:00 until 05:00 on Wednesday, followed by Stage 4 loadshedding from 05:00 until 20:00.

The pattern of implementing Stage 4 from 05:00 until 20:00 and Stage 6 from 20:00 until 05:00 will be repeated daily until Saturday morning.

George will be affected as follows:
George will be affected as follows:

Tuesday 28/11/2023
18:00 – 20:30

Wednesday 29/11/2023
00:00 – 04:30 **
08:00 – 10:30
16:00 – 18:30

Thursday 30/11/2023
00:00 – 02:30
08:00 – 10:30
16:00 – 18:30

Friday 01/12/2023
06:00 – 08:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 02:30 **

Saturday 02/12/2023
06:00 – 08:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:
Tuesday 28/11/2023
21:00 – 23:30

Wednesday 29/11/2023
03:00 – 05:30
11:00 – 13:30
19:00 – 21:30

Thursday 30/11/2023
03:00 – 05:30
11:00 – 13:30
19:00 – 23:30 **

Friday 01/12/2023
01:00 – 03:30
09:00 – 11:30
17:00 – 19:30
20:00 – 21:30

Saturday 02/12/2023
01:00 – 05:30
09:00 – 11:30

ROTATIONAL SWITCH ON AFTER LOADSHEDDING
Consumers are reminded to PLEASE use electricity sparingly after power returns. Please do not switch high-usage equipment on immediately after Load shedding.

Consumers are urged to turn off high-usage equipment and where possible to not switch on appliances such as stoves and kettles for at least 30 minutes after load shedding is scheduled to return. This will reduce the risk of overload tripping on the network.

Reporting power outages
Please do not phone the after-hours number or the Electrotechnical Department to report that you have no power immediately after load shedding is scheduled to be lifted. Please be aware of the rotational switching on i.e. areas are switched on one by one and not all at the same time to avoid overloading the system. Please wait at least 30 minutes before reporting no power. The Electrotechnical Directorate will be aware of a possible substation trip that needs to be sorted out.

Receive Eskom loadshedding notifications by downloading the free EskomSePush app from Google Play Store at https://sepush.co.za/

Update On Low Pressure & Water Outage – Blanco

Issued by George Municipality, 27 November 2023, 16h15

The Eskom Potable Water Storage Reservoir has still been unable to increase levels due to continued extended loadshedding. The reservoir remains empty with potable water being used faster than it can refill. The municipality took the opportunity to clean the reservoir while empty to prevent sediment going into the distribution system.

The pumps are operating at maximum capacity to meet the demand. At this stage the demand cannot be met due to Loadshedding. The municipality is in the process of installing a backup generation unit and variable speed drives to assist during loadshedding.

A tanker will be stationed at the Mont Fleur Estate entrance to supply residents with water.

George Municipality urges the residents of Blanco to utilise water sparingly and thanks them for their patience and understanding.

 

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE – 27 November @ 14h16

Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 today until 05:00 on Saturday.

ROTATIONAL SWITCH ON AFTER LOADSHEDDING
Consumers are reminded to PLEASE use electricity sparingly after power returns. Please do not switch high-usage equipment on immediately after Load shedding.

Consumers are urged to turn off high-usage equipment and where possible to not switch on appliances such as stoves and kettles for at least 30 minutes after load shedding is scheduled to return. This will reduce the risk of overload tripping on the network.

Reporting power outages
Please do not phone the after-hours number or the Electrotechnical Department to report that you have no power immediately after load shedding is scheduled to be lifted. Please be aware of the rotational switching on i.e. areas are switched on one by one and not all at the same time to avoid overloading the system. Please wait at least 30 minutes before reporting no power. The Electrotechnical Directorate will be aware of a possible substation trip that needs to be sorted out.

Receive Eskom loadshedding notifications by downloading the free EskomSePush app from Google Play Store at https://sepush.co.za/

George will be affected as follows:
Monday 27/11/2023
18:00 – 20:30

Tuesday 28/11/2023
02:00 – 04:30
10:00 – 12:30
18:00 – 20:30

Wednesday 29/11/2023
00:00 – 02:30
08:00 – 10:30
16:00 – 18:30

Thursday 30/11/2023
00:00 – 02:30
08:00 – 10:30
16:00 – 18:30

Friday 01/12/2023
06:00 – 08:30
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:
Monday 27/11/2023
13:00 – 15:30
21:00 – 23:30

Tuesday 28/11/2023
05:00 – 07:30
13:00 – 15:30
21:00 – 23:30

Wednesday 29/11/2023
03:00 – 05:30
11:00 – 13:30
19:00 – 21:30

Thursday 30/11/2023
03:00 – 05:30
11:00 – 13:30
19:00 – 21:30

Friday 01/12/2023
01:00 – 03:30
09:00 – 11:30
17:00 – 19:30

Issued on behalf of ESKOM by George Municipality

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE -Portion of Wilderness for 30/11

THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:

PORTION OF WILDERNESS – HUNTS RD, SANCTUARY LANE, HOOGTE RD, MEYER STR

NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2023 FROM 09H00 TO 16H30 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.

Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the abovementioned period; the work will be done on
FRIDAY 01 DECEMBER 2023 FROM 09H00 TO 16H30

Issued George Municipality, 27 November 2023

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE, Thembalethu Zone 8

NOTIFICATION OF THE INTERRUPTION OF THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.

THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED: DAMENI
PORTION OF THEMBALETHU, ZONE 8

NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2023 FROM 09H00 TO 16H00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.

Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the abovementioned period; the work will be done on
THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2023 FROM 09H00 TO 16H00

Issued George Municipality, 27 November 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE_ SANRAL Roadworks on N2 Wilderness, 21 November

SANRAL is currently busy with road surface repairs on the N2 in anticipation of the anticipated influx of traffic during the festive period. SANRAL started with this work in Sedgefield . Unfortunately the Traffic Medians on either side of the N2 in this section (Wilderness) do not allow for single lane closure/diversion and a Stop and Go is required for the remedial works to be completed successfully. .

The work is expected to be completed by Thursday evening 23 November 2023 and SANRAL apologizes for the traffic congestion being caused.

Issued by George Mun ON BEHALF OF SANRAL

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE – Sunday, 19 November 2023 @ 17h57

Due to the shortage of generation capacity and the need to manage emergency reserves, Stage 3 loadshedding will remain in force until 05:00 on Monday. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented until 16:00, followed by Stage 3 loadshedding until 05:00 on Tuesday. Stages 1 and 3 will alternate in the morning and afternoon from Tuesday until Wednesday.

George will be affected as follows:
Sunday 19/11/2023
22:00 – 00:30

Monday 20/11/2023
06:00 – 08:30
22:00 – 00:30

Tuesday 21/11/2023
04:00 – 05:00
12:00 – 14:30

Wednesday 22/11/2023
04:00 – 05:00
20:00 – 22:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:
Sunday 19/11/2023
17:00 – 19:30

Monday 20/11/2023
01:00 – 03:30
09:00 – 11:30

Tuesday 21/11/2023
15:00 – 17:30

Wednesday 22/11/2023
16:00 – 17:00
23:00 – 01:30

ROTATIONAL SWITCH ON AFTER LOADSHEDDING – reduce power to avoid network tripping
Consumers are reminded to PLEASE use electricity sparingly after power returns. Please do not switch high-usage equipment on immediately after Load shedding.

Consumers are urged to turn off high-usage equipment and where possible to not switch on appliances such as stoves and kettles for at least 30 minutes after load shedding is scheduled to return. This will reduce the risk of overload tripping on the network.

Reporting power outages
Please do not phone the after-hours number or the Electrotechnical Department to report that you have no power immediately after load shedding is scheduled to be lifted. Please be aware of the rotational switching on i.e. areas are switched on one by one and not all at the same time to avoid overloading the system. Please wait at least 30 minutes before reporting no power. The Electrotechnical Directorate will be aware of a possible substation trip that needs to be sorted out.

Receive Eskom loadshedding notifications by downloading the free EskomSePush app from Google Play Store at https://sepush.co.za/

Issued on behalf of ESKOM by George Municipality

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE, Sunday, 19 November 2023

In order to replenish emergency reserves in preparation for the week ahead, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 09:00 this morning until 05:00 on Monday. Eskom will communicate the outlook for the week ahead this afternoon.

*George will be affected as follows:*
Sunday 19/11/2023
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Monday 20/11/2023|
06:00 – 08:30.

*Uniondale will be affected as follows:*
Sunday 19/11/2023
17:00 – 19:30

Monday 20/11/2023
01:00 – 03:30
09:00 – 11:30

ROTATIONAL SWITCH ON AFTER LOADSHEDDING – reduce power to avoid network tripping
Consumers are reminded to PLEASE use electricity sparingly after power returns. Please do not switch high-usage equipment on immediately after Load shedding.

Consumers are urged to turn off high-usage equipment and where possible to not switch on appliances such as stoves and kettles for at least 30 minutes after load shedding is scheduled to return. This will reduce the risk of overload tripping on the network.

Reporting power outages
Please do not phone the after-hours number or the Electrotechnical Department to report that you have no power immediately after load shedding is scheduled to be lifted. Please be aware of the rotational switching on i.e. areas are switched on one by one and not all at the same time to avoid overloading the system. Please wait at least 30 minutes before reporting no power. The Electrotechnical Directorate will be aware of a possible substation trip that needs to be sorted out.

Receive Eskom loadshedding notifications by downloading the free EskomSePush app from Google Play Store at https://sepush.co.za/

Issued on behalf of ESKOM by George Municipality