South Africa fluctuates between stage 2 and 3 blackouts this week

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  • Due to constrained emergency reserves Stage 2 will be implemented until 16:00 on Monday.
  • Thereafter, with the anticipated weekday electricity demand, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 on Monday until 05:00 on Tuesday, followed by Stage 2 loadshedding until 16:00.

This pattern of Stage 2 loadshedding from 05:00 until 16:00 and Stage 3 loadshedding from 16:00 until 05:00 will be repeated daily until further notice. Eskom will communicate should any significant changes occur.

Unplanned outages are at 14 341MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is at 7 931MW.

Source: Eskom

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