Eskom is still implementing Stage 4 rotational load shedding. This is due to a shortage of capacity.
Load shedding is a highly controlled process, implemented to protect the system and to prevent a total collapse of the system or a national blackout. During Stage 4 loadshedding, approximately 80% of the country’s demand is still being met.
Eskom’s maintenance teams are working round the clock to return generation units to the electricity system.
Stage 2 calls for 2000MW, Stage 3 calls for 3000MW, and Stage 4 calls for 4000MW to be rotationally loadshed nationally at a given period.
Eskom appeals to customers to switch off geysers during the day as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand. Remember to treat all electrical points as live during load shedding.
Matlosana’s load shedding schedules for the Thursday 21 March and Friday 22 March are available here to plan your long weekend.
These schedules (see visuals) will be used if Eskom announces Stage 4 load shedding.