Load reduction schedule: Eskom to implement power cuts in six provinces

Eskom will implement load reduction in the following districts between 5:00 and 9:00 on Thursday, 13 May 2021.

Load reduction schedule: Eskom to implement power cuts in six provinces

Eskom announced on Wednesday 12 May 2021 that load reduction will be implemented across South Africa once again on Thursday to “avoid network overloading in high-density areas”.

Here’s what you need to know.

Eskom load reduction — Thursday 13 May

Load reduction will be implemented in the Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and the North West between 5:00 to 9:00.

The power utility urges residents to switch off all electrical appliances during this time.

“Failure to do so may lead to transformer trips or failures, and damages to household appliances when supply is restored. Please do not report this outage”.

Gauteng

Eskom warned that load reduction will be implemented in Soweto and Midrand, due to the same issues as mentioned above. The following areas will be affected between 5:00 to 9:00:

Main areaSub areas
SowetoBram Fischerville, Dobsonville, Dobsonville Gardens, Doornkop, Dube, Emdeni, Jabulani,
Mmesi Park, Mfolo North, Moletsane, Naledi, Tladi, Zola and Zondi.
MidranGlen Austin

Free State

Eskom urges residents to follow updates from the power utility’s social media accounts, and remind residents that these outages should not be reported. The following areas in Lejweleputswa District will be affected between 5:00 to 9:00:

Substation Feeder nameAreas affected in the Free State
Bahale SW STN – BetaPart of Maditshakane
Bahale SW STN – CharliePart of Maditshakane
Bahale SW STN – DELTAPart of Maditshakane

To avoid overloading the Eskom network and damage to our infrastructure in high-density areas that are prone to network overloading, Eskom will implement load reduction during the evening peak hours of Thursday”.

Mpumalanga

Eskom said it was “battling to keep up with the increased equipment failure caused by overloading” in the area. It’s currently costin the embattled power utility “millions to repair”.

Load reduction in Mpumalanga will be implemented between 5:00 to 9:00 on Thursday, 13 May 2021. The following areas in the Ehlanzeni District will be affected.

  • Matsulu C
  • Cunningmore
  • Shishila
  • Kamaqhekeza
  • Schoemansdal
  • Orinoco
  • Bereta
  • Steenbok
  • Matsulu B
  • Calcutta
  • Manzini
  • Mluti

In addition, Kwaggafontein A under the Nkangala District will be affected between 5:00 and 9:00 as well.

Limpopo

Eskom is also struggling with overloading in Limpopo, which in turn leads to explosions at substations. The following areas in Mopani District and Capricorn District will be affected between 5:00 to 9:00.

DistrictFeeder / pointSub areas
Mopani DistrictLenyenye / Tickey 11kVRita, Khopo Pulaneng, Parts of Lenyenyen, Sharpville, Maake Plaze
Mopani DistrictMamitwa / Babanana 22kVMusiphane, Nkambako, Hlaysisani, Mogwazeni, Malobana, Mercury Village, Maweni Village
Capricorn DistrictDendron / Hlahla 22kVGa Hlahla, Ram 2

KwaZulu-Natal

The following areas will be affected between 5:00 to 9:00 on Thursday, 13 May 2021.

Image via Eskom: Twitter

North West

In the North West province, the Rustenburg sector will be subjected to load reduction between 5:00 to 9:00 on Thursday, specifically Bapong.

Lastly, Eskom urges all customers to report meter bypasses, illegal connections and vandalism of electricity infrastructure on the Eskom Crime Line: 0800 11 27 22.

Now read: Here’s how long South Africans spent in load shedding last year

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Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 13 May 2021

This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 13 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Beaufort West Municipality of the Western Cape

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog along the coast, otherwise fine and cool to warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog along the west and south-western coastal areas, otherwise fine to partly cloudy and cool but warm over the interior.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly but westerly in the south and south-west.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western halfTemperature: Fine and cool but warm over the interior. Evening fog is expected in places near the coastline.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-westerly.

The Eastern halfTemperature: Fine and cool but warm over the interior. Evening fog is expected in places near the coastline.

The Eastern halfWind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-westerly.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Partly cloudy in the north and east in the morning with morning fog patches over the interior, otherwise fine and warm but cool in the south-west.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly north of Durban in the morning, otherwise moderate north-easterly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.


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