City of Cape Town confirms load shedding schedule for the week: Better than Eskom!

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Power utility Eskom announced that Stage 3 load shedding will continue this week until 05:00 on Thursday, 6 October.

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The extended load shedding is required due to a shortage of generation capacity as a result of persistently high levels of breakdowns.

Eskom will publish a further update on Wednesday afternoon – or as soon as there are any significant changes.

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Stage 3 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Thursday morning as generation capacity remains constrained. pic.twitter.com/BSpzB8JHpi

— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) October 2, 2022

“Following the shutdown of Camden Power Station due to the de-mineralised water contamination last week, the first of seven generating units returned to service on Saturday evening. The remaining units are anticipated to return to service over the next eight days, while one will remain on planned maintenance,” Eskom said.

A generating unit each at Kusile and Majuba power stations were returned to service.

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Meanwhile, a generating unit each at Duvha, Kendal, Komati, Kusile, Matimba, Lethabo and Tutuka power stations were taken offline for repairs.

“Furthermore, the delay of two generating units at Kendal power station and one generating unit at Tutuka power station have added to the capacity constraint,” it said.

However, emergency generation facilities have been adequately replenished.

City of Cape Town schedule

The group currently has 6 893MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 168MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

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Meanwhile, those who receive their electricity from the City of Cape Town will receive additional relief after it confirmed its plan.

While Eskom electricity recipients will be on Stage 3 throughout, City of Cape Town customers will ‘only’ face either Stage 1 or 2 for the majority of the days this week.

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Sunday, 2 October
Stage 3: 05:00 – 00:00

Monday, 3 October
Stage 3: 00:00 – 06:00
Stage 1: 06:00 – 14:00
Stage 2: 14:00 – 22:00
Stage 3: 22:00 – 06:00 on Tuesday

Tuesday, 4 October
Stage 1: 06:00 – 14:00
Stage 2: 14:00 – 22:00
Stage 3: 22:00 – 06:00 on Wednesday

Wednesday, 5 October
Stage 1: 06:00 – 16:00
Stage 2: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 3: 22:00 – 06:00 on Thursday

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Be sure to bookmark THIS page for more load shedding updates.

4 October
Stage 1: 06:00 – 14:00
Stage 2: 14:00 – 22:00
Stage 3: 22:00 – 06:00

5 October
Stage 1: 06:00 – 16:00
Stage 2: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 3: 22:00 – 06:00

Download the City’s load-shedding app:
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— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) October 2, 2022

FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE MAJOR METROS, LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:

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