Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town
This article was last updated on Thursday 14 January 2020.
Eskom has announced that it will start Stage 2 load shedding at midday on Thursday due to a loss of generating capacity overnight.
The power utility says load shedding will last until 11pm on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town says City-supplied customers will be on Stage 1 load shedding from Thursday afternoon until midnight. It's unclear whether the same will apply for the rest of the weekend.
"The City is able to protect its customers from one stage of load shedding", the municipality said in a tweet.
City-supplied customers will be on Stage 1 load-shedding from 12:00 until 00:00 tonight, 14 January. The City is able to protect its customers from one stage of load-shedding. Eskom-supplied customers will be on Stage 2 from 12:00. #CTInfo pic.twitter.com/PGec9S2ykQ— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) January 14, 2021
Once you have your area number, click it below to confirm your status on CapeTalk's Loadshedding Pages:
If you are unsure of your area, have a look at EWN's Cape Town load shedding map.
Residents are urged to take note of the load shedding schedules each day while load shedding is active.
Eskom-supplied areas are subject to all load shedding while the City of Cape Town customers might face lower stage shedding or avoid it for shorter periods.
Be aware that Eskom's load-shedding schedule and the City of Cape Town's schedule may differ. At times, the City will only implement stage 1 or not implement at all if it has additional capacity when Eskom is, in fact, at stage 2.
Residents can check the load shedding status depending on their location on the area map here.
Eskom customers can also type in their area on the Eskom website for their schedule.
Neighbourhoods are demarcated using numbers 1 to 16 on the area map.
Residents are advised to switch off and unplug all electronics and appliances ahead of scheduled load shedding.
If your electricity remains off for longer than the scheduled period, SMS the City’s technical centre on 31220.
Visit The City of Cape Town for more.
The increased traffic to the sites may prevent you from connecting so we have posted a copy of the City of Cape Town schedules to help.
This article has been updated.
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