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Eskom ramping up load-shedding | Here the schedule



Eskom ramping up load-shedding | Here the schedule

Eskom ramping up load-shedding | Here the schedule. Eskom, facing challenges, will elevate load-shedding to stage 3 on Wednesday due to the loss of four generating units in the last 48 hours despite returning 3,200MW of capacity.

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Planned Maintenance and Breakdowns

Eskom attributes the need for increased load-shedding to planned maintenance activities and breakdowns. The statement on Wednesday reveals 14,894MW unavailable due to breakdowns and 8,336MW out for planned maintenance.

Evening Peak Demand Forecast

Despite returning some capacity, Eskom anticipates an evening peak demand of 25,503MW for Wednesday, necessitating the implementation of stage 3 load-shedding from 16:00 to 05:00 on Thursday.

Rotational Load|Shedding Schedule

Eskom outlines a rotational approach, alternating between stage 2 during daytime (05:00 to 16:00) and stage 3 in the evenings until 05:00 on Saturday morning.

Continuous Monitoring and Updates

Eskom commits to continuous efforts to bring units back into service and plans to provide an update on the schedule on Friday afternoon. The power utility expresses its dedication to resolving the situation promptly.

The table below summarises the load-shedding schedule up to the early morning on Saturday, 20 January 2024.

Load-shedding from 17 January 2024
Date Day Daytime (05:00–16:00) Evening peak (16:00–05:00)
17 January 2024 Wednesday Stage 2 Stage 3
18 January 2024 Thursday Stage 2 Stage 3
19 January 2024 Friday Stage 2 Stage 3
20 January 2024 Saturday TBC TBC


Eskom’s decision to escalate load-shedding reflects ongoing challenges in maintaining and restoring generating capacity. The rotational schedule aims to manage peak demand while maintenance activities persist, with Eskom prioritizing unit restoration. Regular updates underscore transparency in addressing the situation.

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