Eskom published the weekend loadshedding schedule starting on Friday, which forecasts reduced outages.
UPDATE: On Sunday, 19 November 2023, Eskom announced changes to the loadshedding schedule. See the updates below.
Weekend loadshedding schedule starting Friday, 17 November 2023
In a statement, the power utility explained that due to shortages in generation capacity, loadshedding would be hiked to Stage 3 from 16:00 on Thursday until 05:00 on Saturday, 18 November 2023.
This weekend, outages are expected to drop to Stage 2 from 05:00 until 05:00 on Sunday, before being lowered to a pattern of Stage 1 and 2 on Sunday, 19 November 2023.
Here’s a look at the weekend loadshedding schedule starting Friday, 17 November 2023:
(05:00 – 16:00)
(16:00 – 05:00)
17 Nov 2023
|Stage 3||Stage 3|
18 Nov 2023
|Stage 2||Stage 2|
19 Nov 2023
|Stage 3*||Stage 3*|
Update on breakdowns and available capacity
The last state of the power system update was on Thursday, 16 November 2023. At the time, Eskom reported more than 17 391MW of generation capacity lost to breakdowns, with an additional 4 654MW offline due to several units placed out of commission for planned maintenance.
Here is a snapshot of Eskom’s energy availability, observed from the evening peak period of Wednesday, 15 November 2023: