Eskom announces eMalahleni load-shedding

The power-cuts will affect a lot of areas in the area.


Power utility Eskom has announced it will begin rolling out load-shedding in the eMalahleni area.

These are called “emergency load-shedding”.

Friday last week Eskom said ten of its power stations have critically low stockpiles – with 5 having less than 10 days worth of fuel.

The load-shedding is also due to deteriorating power plants “but also to unplanned events”, such as the explosion at Lethabo power station in the Free State in early October 2018, which took the whole unit out of service.

Eskom said it needs more than 4-million tons to fill up coal supplies at 10 of its power stations. It said more than 1 million tons have already been secured.

The following schedules have been announces:

Stage 1

Monday

08h00 – 10h30 Doornpoort

10h00 – 12h30 Kwaguqa

12h00 ‐ 14h30 Grobler

14h00 – 16h30 Buffer

Tuesday

14h00 ‐ 16h30 Ga‐ Nala

Wednesday

14h00 – 16h30 Doornpoort

16h00 – 18h30 Kwaguqa

18h00 ‐ 20h30 Grobler

20h00 – 22h30 Buffer

Thursday

20h00 – 22h30 Ga‐Nala

Friday

06h00 ‐ ‐8h30 Kwaguqa

08h00 – 10h30 Grobler

10h00 – 12h30 Buffer

20h00 – 22h30 Doornpoort

Saturday

10h00 – 12h30 Ga‐Nala

Sunday

10h00 – 12h30 Ga‐Nala

STAGE 2

Monday

08h00 – 10h30 Doornpoort

10h00 – 12h30 Kwaguqa

12h00 ‐ 14h30 Grobler

14h00 – 16h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala

22h00 – 00h30 Grobler

Tuesday

14h00 ‐ 16h30 Ga‐ Nala, Doornpoort

16h00 – 18h30 Kwaguqa

18h00 – 20h30 Grobler

20h00 – 22h30 Buffer

Wednesday

14h00 – 16h30 Doornpoort

16h00 – 18h30 Kwaguqa

18h00 ‐ 20h30 Grobler

20h00 – 22h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala

Thursday

06h00 ‐ ‐8h30 Kwaguqa

08h00 – 10h30 Grobler

10h00 – 12h30 Buffer

20h00 – 22h30 Ga‐Nala, Doornpoort

Friday

06h00 ‐ ‐8h30 Kwaguqa

08h00 – 10h30 Grobler

10h00 – 12h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala

20h00 – 22h30 Doornpoort

22h00 – 00H30 Kwaguqa

Saturday

08h00 – 10h30 Doornpoort

10h00 – 12h30 Ga‐Nala, Kwaguqa

12H00 – 14h30 Grobler

14h00 – 16h30 Buffer

22h00 – 00h30 Ga‐Nala

Sunday

08h00 – 10h30 Doornpoort

10h00 – 12h30 Ga‐Nala, Kwaguqa

12H00 – 14h30 Grobler

14h00 – 16h30 Buffer

22h00 ‐ 00h30 Ga‐Nala

STAGE 3

Monday

02h00 – 04h30 Doornpoort

04h00 – 06h30 Kwaguqa, Ga‐Nala, Buffer

08h00 – 10h30 Doornpoort



10h00 – 12h30 Kwaguqa

12h00 ‐ 14h30 Grobler

14h00 – 16h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala, Doornpoort

16h00 – 18h30 Kwaguqa

18h00 – 20h30 Grobler

20h00 – 22h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala

22h00 – 00h30 Grobler

Tuesday

00h00 – 02h30 Doornpoort

02h00 – 04h30 Kwaguqa

04h00 – 06h30 Grobler, Ga‐Nala, Buffer

06h00 – 08h30 Kwaguqa

08h00 – 10h30 Grobler

10h00 – 12h30 Buffer

14h00 ‐ 16h30 Ga‐ Nala, Doornpoort

16h00 – 18h30 Kwaguqa

18h00 – 20h30 Grobler

20h00 – 22h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala, Doornpoort

Wednesday

00h00 – 02h30 Ga‐Nala, Doornport

02h00 – 04h30 Kwaguqa

04h00 – 06h30 Buffer, Grobler

06h00 – 08h30 Kwaguqa

08h00 – 10h30 Grobler

10h00 – 12h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala

14h00 – 16h30 Doornpoort

16h00 – 18h30 Kwaguqa

18h00 ‐ 20h30 Grobler

20h00 – 22h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala, Doornpoort

Thursday

00h00 – 02h30 Ga‐Nala, Grobler

04h00 – 06h30 Buffer, Doornpoort

06h00 ‐ ‐8h30 Kwaguqa

08h00 – 10h30 Grobler

10h00 – 12h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala, Doornpoort

12h00 – 14h30 Kwaguqa

14h00 – 16h30 Buffer

16h00 – 18h30 Grobler

20h00 – 22h30 Ga‐Nala, Doornpoort

22h00 – 00h30 Kwaguqa

Friday

00h00 – 02h30 Grobler

04h00 – 06h30 Doornpoort, Buffer

06h00 ‐ ‐8h30 Kwaguqa

08h00 – 10h30 Grobler

10h00 – 12h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala, Doornpoort

12h00 – 14h30 Kwaguqa

14h00 – 16h30 Grobler, Ga‐Nala

16h00 – 18h30 Buffer

20h00 – 22h30 Doornpoort

22h00 – 00H30 Kwaguqa, Ga‐Nala

Saturday

02h00 – 04h30 Doornpoort

04h00 – 06h30 Buffer, Kwaguqa

08h00 – 10h30 Doornpoort

10h00 – 12h30 Ga‐Nala, Kwaguqa

12H00 – 14h30 Grobler

14h00 – 16h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala, Doornpoort

16h00 – 18h30 Kwaguqa

18h00 – 20h30 Grobler

20h00 – 22h30 Buffer

22h00 – 00h30 Ga‐Nala, Grobler

Sunday

02h00 – 04h30 Doornpoort

04h00 – 06h30 Buffer, Kwaguqa

08h00 – 10h30 Doornpoort

10h00 – 12h30 Ga‐Nala, Kwaguqa

12H00 – 14h30 Grobler

14h00 – 16h30 Buffer, Ga‐Nala, Doornpoort

16h00 – 18h30 Kwaguqa

18h00 – 20h30 Grobler

20h00 – 22h30 Buffer

22h00 – 00h30 Grobler, Ga‐Nala

(edited by MLM)

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