Eskom Load Shedding Schedule for George/Wilderness - This is how it works

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  1. Please note that this is a guide to planning for the chance of power being off at a specific time on a selected date.
  2. The schedule is only applicable if Eskom formally announces loadshedding. You will need to get updates from a WhatsApp group or the media as to the current or planned STAGE of loadshedding.
  3. The schedule applies for all the months of the year. If a month only has 30 days, then you just skip the 31st and start the next day on 1 again.
  4. The DAY of the month is listed on TOP from 1 to 31. When you want to check for a particular date, use the column headed by that date.
  5. The HOUR of the day is listed on the LEFT, starting time first and ending time in the second block.
  6. The dark blue blocks are the only times in which loadshedding, when announced by Eskom, will apply to George/Wilderness . The scheduling goes from Stage 1 up to Stage 8
  7. Only if the Load Shedding stage is equal to or higher than the figure in the table will we be switched off
  8. Assume Eskom announces Stage 1 loadshedding for that day. The number inside the blue box is the STAGE of loadshedding that applies for that time. So, if the block has a 1 in it, that is the date and time on which Stage 1 loadshedding will apply. A block with 2 or higher will imply we are not effected.
  9. As the stages go higher, the more times you may be without electricity. So, if Eskom declares Stage 3 loadshedding, any time which has blocks for Stage 1, 2 or 3 will be effected.
  10. In other words, the higher the number in a block the lower the risk of being off.
  11. The higher the stage of load shedding the higher the risk of being off

Another Example :

  • You want to know when the power will be off around lunchtime on the 25th December (or 25th of any month).
  • Look at the top row "Day of the month"
  • Select the column "25" and then the time period from the time column.
  • Block 10:00 to 12:30 contains "1". This means if Eskom announces Stage 1 (or in this case any higher Stage) then power will be off during part or the whole of this period
  • Block 12:00 to 14:30 contains "5". Note the overlap in times. This means if Eskom declares Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4 power will not be off. However, is Eskom declares Stages 5, 6, 7, or 8 then power will be off.

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