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Eskom Load shedding schedule update: 31 August 2023 @07:46

Stage 4 loadshedding will be maintained until 16:00 today. This is due to the loss of 3 generation units last night, and the need to replenish the emergency generation reserves. Eskom will publish another update this afternoon.

George will be affected as follows:

Thursday 31/08/2023
08:00 – 10:30
16:00 – 18:30

Friday 01/09/2023
14:00 – 16:30
22:00 – 00:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:

Thursday 31/08/2023
11:00 – 13:30
19:00 – 21:30

Friday 01/09/2023
01:00 – 03:30
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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