Eskom Load Shedding Schedule for George/Wilderness - This is how it works
- Please note that this is a guide to planning for the chance of power being off at a specific time on a selected date.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The HOUR of the day is listed on the LEFT, starting time first and ending time in the second block.
- 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
- Only if the Load Shedding stage is equal to or higher than the figure in the table will we be switched off
- 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.
- 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.
- In other words, the higher the number in a block the lower the risk of being off.
- 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.