Due to the sustained improved performance of generation availability as well as the anticipated lower demand over the weekend, loadshedding will be suspended between 05:00 and 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 until 05:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. Today, as previously communicated, Stage 3 loadshedding will continue to be implemented from 16:00 until 05:00 on Saturday.
George will be affected as follows:
00:00 – 02:30
16:00 – 18:30
22:00 – 00:30
Uniondale will be affected as follows:
03:00 – 05:30
19:00 – 21:30
17:00 – 19:30
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.
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