PROLONGED LOAD SHEDDING ON SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2022 DUE TO POWER SUPPLY DEFICIT

PROLONGED LOAD SHEDDING ON SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2022 DUE TO POWER SUPPLY DEFICIT

ESCOM will implement prolonged loadshedding on Sunday 25th September 2022 due to further reduction in power supply.

The reduction in supply is due to emergency maintenance work which major supplier will undertake at Nkula A and B Power stations from 7:00am to 5:00pm

On this day, ESCOM will have only 115 Megawatts (MW) available to supply essential loads which include Central referral hospitals and water boards in all the regions.

Therefore, all domestic customers will be subjected to an average of 14 hours loadshedding and the load shedding duration for industrial customers will be 19 hours.

Specifically, three loadshedding groups A, B and C for domestic customers will be maintained whereas industrial feeders will be grouped into two groups for D and E. During the outage all five groups will have no supply.

Customers are advised to switch off electrical appliances during the stated period as power supply may be restored earlier than anticipated.

Furthermore, ESCOM urges its customers to switch off lights in unoccupied rooms and idle electrical appliances to conserve energy.

ESCOM regrets any inconvenience the power supply deficit may cause.

MANAGEMENT 22ND SEPTEMBER 2022

further reduction in power supply

further reduction in power supply