What load shedding stage are we in?

We are currently sitting at Stage 4, the load shedding system provides for a further reduction in load [up to] Stage 8.

How do you read a loadshedding schedule?

The schedule is generic, which means it applies for all the months of the year. If a month only has 30 days, then you just skip the 31st and start the next day on 1 again. 3. The days of the month are listed on top from 1 to 31.

How do you get Eskom load shedding schedule?

If your municipality is an Eskom customer, you can look your schedule up on the Eskom website by typing in your area’s name. For load shedding schedules affecting the City of Johannesburg, you can visit www.citypower.co.za, or call 086 056 2874, or follow them on Twitter @CityPowerJhb.

What is Stage 2 load shedding How many hours?

Stage 2: Will double the frequency of Stage 1, which means you will be scheduled for load-shedding six times over a four-day period for two hours at a time, or six times over an eight-day period for four hours at a time.

When was the first load shedding in South Africa?

First period: 2007 – 2008 The first period of chronic power shortages occurred in late 2007 and lasted until at least May 2008.

What time is loadshedding in Strand?

Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay are area #3 on the load shedding area map, therefore power is scheduled to be off from 10:00 to 12:30 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Is Eskom currently load shedding today?

We are currently #loadshedding in stage 2. Eskom schedules can be accessed from the following channels: 👉Loadshedding website loadshedding.eskom.co.za 👉Call 086 003 7566 👉MyEskom app eskom.co.za/Pages/MyEskomA… Hi. Loadshedding was suspended between 10:00 and 14:00 only.

How many hours in Stage 1 load shedding?

Stage 1 allows for up to 1 000 MW of the national load to be shed. This is the “cosiest stage”, for lack of a better world. Outages will be implemented three times over a four-day period for two hours at a time, or three times over an eight day period for four hours at a time.

What does Stage 8 load shedding mean?

But what does stage 8 load shedding actually entail? Stage 8 allows for 8,000MW of electricity to be pulled off the grid, resulting in 12 hours of the day being spent in darkness, 48 hours over four days, or 96 hours in eight days. However, this will vary from region to region according to energy expert Chris Yelland.

How do I find my loadshedding zone?

You can go to your control panel link provided at the bottom of your emails to subscribe to multiple suburbs/zones if you so require. You can also phone your municipality load-shedding hotline with your address to determine your exact zone/block.

How do I know my load shedding extension?


  1. First, download and install the app on your favourite device.
  2. Press on the button that says “add a suburb.”
  3. This will send you to a search function. Here input the name of your area. Once you have found it, tap it to select.