Eskom in the Western Cape will be implementing a new load shedding schedule with effect 1 July 2015. The new schedule is in an effort to accommodate for the changed energy consumption pattern of users over the winter period.
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The utility says that the revised schedule allows customers to fully rotate through all the time slots over 31 days, within a stage; whereas the previous schedule provided for partial rotation over a 4 day period.
There are no changes to the actual load shedding alphabetical customer list and therefore the load shedding block numbers remain unchanged.
Head of Eskom in the Western Cape, Alwie Lester, joined us in studio to answer all queries related to the new winter schedule and other electricity concerns.
They will see the difference. Ultimately, no load shedding would be a relief. People are more irate in winter; we need the energy. And I think we’re conscious of that.— Alwie Lester, WC Head of Eskom
For more information on load shedding, make use of the following resources:
- Eskom website link for Load Shedding schedules: http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za
- Eskom Twitter account: @Eskom_SA
- Eskom Facebook page: Eskom Hld SOC Ltd
- Eskom Contact Centre: 08600 37566
Listen to the full conversation on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: