Stage 4 Load Shedding Tonight!

Durban, get ready for Stage 4 Load Shedding to be implemented in Durban tonight! Ethekwini Municipality has announced that it would be implementing Stage Four load shedding between 6pm to 10pm this evening. The City made the announcement on it’s Facebook and Twitter account. However, nothing has been tweeted or mentioned from the official Eskom account […]

Durban, get ready for Stage 4 Load Shedding to be implemented in Durban tonight!

Ethekwini Municipality has announced that it would be implementing Stage Four load shedding between 6pm to 10pm this evening.

The City made the announcement on it’s Facebook and Twitter account. However, nothing has been tweeted or mentioned from the official Eskom account about the Stage 4 Load shedding yet.

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Please find the schedules for Load shedding in Durban below:

F F LOAD SCHEDULE

F F LOAD SCHEDULE

This is the third consecutive day that Eskom has implemented blackouts. It said it had limited capacity today due to maintenance work being done on several generators.

What are the Different Stages Of Load Shedding?

Stage 1: Eskom needs to shed 1000MW to keep the national grid stable.
Stage 1 is the least disruptive of the schedules. Your area is likely to be hit by 2.5-hour blackouts once every second day**, Monday to Saturday between 05:30 and 21:00. Load shedding won’t take place overnight or on Sundays.

Stage 2: Eskom needs to shed 2000MW to keep the national grid stable.
Stage 2 involves double the amount of load shedding planned in Stage 1. Your area is likely to be hit by 2.5-hour blackouts once a day, Monday to Saturday between 05:30 and 21:00. Load shedding won’t take place overnight or on Sundays.

Stage 3: Eskom needs to shed up to 4000MW to keep the national grid stable.
Stage 3 involves double the amount of load shedding planned in Stage 2. Your area is likely to be hit by 2.5-hour blackouts up to three times a day. The load shedding will take place 24 hours per day and will also happen on Sundays.

Stage 4: Eskom needs to shed more than 4000MW to keep the national grid from collapsing.
Stage 4 is as bad as it gets in terms of load shedding. Eskom starts additional, unscheduled power cuts wherever it needs to and outside of its schedules. This means your area can be hit by blackouts at any time without any warning. The country hasn’t reached this stage since 2008.

Stage 4 load shedding is the final option for Eskom to prevent a national blackout.

Source: ewn.co.za