Eskom is continuing with Stage 2 of load-shedding until Saturday morning at 05:00. The utility says while its teams had managed to successfully return a unit each at the Kusile, Matimba and Arnot to service, further delays in returning other units toservice have exacerbated the capacity constraints, which hampers the ability to replenish the emergency generation reserves.
“Eskom anticipates to return Koeberg Unit 1 to service during the weekend. Eskom also expects to return five other units to service during the week. However, there are number of generation units running with risk of failure that cannot be attended to at the moment due to the current capacity constraints,” says spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.
The utility says total breakdowns currently amount to 13 333MW while planned maintenance is 5 548MW of capacity.
LOAD-SHEDDING SCHEDULE: JOHANNESBURG
Do you live in Joburg and aren’t sure about which block represents your area? You can find out here.
LOAD-SHEDDING SCHEDULE: TSHWANE/PRETORIA
Similarly, Tshwane’s load-shedding roster divides areas into groupings. If you’re in the capital, you can consult this list. It’s an easy way to prepare for the power cuts. Already know your numbered group? Check out the City of Tshwane’s Twitter page.
LOAD-SHEDDING SCHEDULE: CAPE TOWN
Cape Townians should use this map to be in the know about load-shedding until Saturday. Once you have identified which block you’re in, you consult the table which features on the second page. You then find the correct date and identify which time period your block appears in.