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Eskom Loadshedding update 12 September 2023 @09:25

Tuesday, 12 September 2023: Due to the loss of 4 generation units overnight, Stage 5 loadshedding will be implemented from 10:00 until 16:00 today. Eskom will publish another update this afternoon. (Eskom)

George will be affected as follows:
Tuesday 12/09/2023
02:00 – 04:30
10:00 – 14:30 **
18:00 – 20:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:
Tuesday 12/09/2023
05:00 – 07:30
13:00 – 16:30 **
21:00 – 23:30

Consumers are reminded to PLEASE use electricity sparingly when power returns after a 4-hour loadshedding slot. Please do not switch high-usage equipment on immediately after Loadshedding.

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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Issued by George Municipality