Stage 6 load shedding – find your SCHEDULE here

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What the heck? Eskom has just revealed that it could possibly ramp up the power cuts to Stage 6 load shedding on Tuesday afternoon. If you are still looking for your schedule – we have it all right here. 

ESKOM WARNED THAT STAGE 6 LOAD SHEDDING COULD START TODAY

This comes after an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning. Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter said the power utility could be forced to introduce stage 6 load shedding on Tuesday evening, 28 June, due to a significant deterioration of its operations overnight.

De Ruyter said that ten operating units had been lost overnight, with total unplanned losses sitting at 14,204MW. 

This has been exacerbated by the ongoing strike that has led to associated losses of an additional 3,651MW due to coal and labour issues.

Stage 6 load shedding - find your SCHEDULE here
Stage 6 load shedding could be implemented today. Photos: Stock/Canva

“This is a place we do not wish to be. I prefer to run a utility. We are reaping the fruits of a number of decisions that were made, or not made previously, defects in plants, decisions taken by previous Eskom management, and right now with unlawful action.

“The solution is as quickly as possible, introduce new capacity. Eskom is not the only roleplayer here – others must be involved.”

Andre de Ruyter

FIND YOUR SCHEDULE HERE:

For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on load shedding.eskom.co.za.

Smartphone users can also download the app EskomSePush to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented, as well as the times the area you are in will be off.

WHAT IS STAGE 6 LOAD SHEDDING?

What is Stage 6 load shedding: 

Stage 6 load shedding means the grid will need to shed 6,000 MW of power to keep the national power grid from collapsing, which will leave the state-owned power utility starting additional, unscheduled power cuts wherever it needs to and outside of its schedules.

It also means your area could experience blackouts at any time, without warning. The same goes for stages seven and eight, with 7,000 MW and 8,000 MW of power needing to be saved, respectively.

Stage six doubles the frequency of stage three – which means you could be affected 18 times for four days for up to four-and-a-half hours at a time, or 18 times over eight days for about two hours at a time.

ALSO READALSO READ: BREAKING NEWS: Eskom warns of possible Stage 6 load shedding starting today

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