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Load shedding looming

The power system is currently severely constrained, customers are urged to use electricity sparingly to reduce demand.

Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has been informed that Eskom has declared an emergency resulting from a national electricity constraint and have instructed load shedding.

Due to severe constraints on the national electricity grid, Eskom will introduce load shedding on a daily basis in the Overstrand Area from today between 06:00  - 08:30, 14:00 - 16:30 and 22:00 - 00:30 until further notice.

Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has informed all the critical stakeholders in the province about the current power constraints.  All Disaster Management Centres and key stakeholders have also been placed on high alert to ensure that relevant contingency plans are in place to deal with any eventualities.

We are urgently requesting all Municipalities and critical stakeholders to cooperate with their call to urgently reduce power consumption.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will ensure that stakeholders remain informed. Stakeholders are requested to treat this communique seriously and put emergency measures in place to reduce consumption and therefore ensure pro-active contingency planning.

Please find the load schedules as per web site address below:

http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/

https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/electricity/Pages/LoadShedding.aspx


For Disaster Management related enquiries, please contact:

Ms Lavenia Nicholson

Western Cape Disaster Management Centre

Department of Local Government

Western Cape Government

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