Load-shedding is back and it is already happening in Cape Town:
Cape Town is experiencing Stage 3 load shedding. Stage 3 allows for up to 4000 MW of the national load to be shed.
— 567 CapeTalk (@CapeTalk567) March 6, 2014
This is the first time the City has experienced Level 3 shedding, and according to Eskom, it’s likely that load-shedding – due to ongoing supply problems and exacerbated by the bad weather up north – will continue through into the weekend. If you’re in Cape Town, here is the City page with the load-shedding schedules. *NOTE that this is the schedule for Stage 2 load shedding. i.e. it will be this, PLUS SOME MORE. The City does not appear to have a Stage 3 schedule available at the moment. Yes, I know it reads 2013, but it’s apparently still in force. Meanwhile: if you are elsewhere and supplied (or not supplied, I suppose) directly by Eskom, you will need to visit THIS PAGE.
UPDATE: CAPE TOWN STAGE THREE LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULES NOW AVAILABLE:
The City has given us this update, although at the time of posting, their website is down – no electricity or too much… er… load?
The City of Cape Town was informed this morning by the National Eskom Control Centre that they are initiating and have already started implementing Stage 3 load shedding. Stage 3 is the highest level of load shedding possible.