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POWER ALERT: rotational loadshedding on high alert

There is a high risk of rotational loadshedding today (Monday, 11 March), but will only be implemented if absolutely necessary, states Eskom.

As a result of a shortage of capacity due to the loss of generating units at its power stations, South Africa’s state-owned power utility has announced a “high risk of rotational loadshedding today, but it will only be implemented if absolutely necessary”.

The utility encourages residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. “Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand,” said a media statement.

Eskom continues to provide regular updates about the state of the power system through various media platforms. Read more: Op-Ed: What caused the current Eskom crisis?

Customers are advised to keep checking their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom or their municipal website, and plan on the assumption that loadshedding will take place.

For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za). Eskom customers can also contact our Customer Contact Centre at 0860 037 566.