Eskom on Friday said critical loads from the City of Ekurhuleni “will be excluded from the load shedding schedule with immediate effect” after the City failed to implement the required power cuts in the area.
Ekurhuleni’s supply agreement revised
On Thursday, the power utility requested Ekurhuleni to “rectify its violation of its load shedding requirement, in accordance with the electricity supply agreement”. When the City said it was unable to implement the power cuts as required, Eskom reduced the required load.
Eskom confirmed Ekurhuleni’s schedules was revised and its critical load would be excluded. Senior manager for customer services in Gauteng Daphne Mokwena said: “The City will be managing all the substations that feed these critical loads while Eskom continues to implement load shedding in the remaining areas.”
Ekurhuleni load shedding schedules – June 2021
Regions that fall under the critical load include Claystep (Clayville Four and Clay Glass), Edenvale Industries, Croydon (Rietcons), Chloorkop, Union (Wadeville, and Consolidated Glass), Kempton Park and Ergo Central.
The updated load shedding schedules can be found here:
- Kempton Park
- Springs and Nigel
Eskom urged residents to switch off electrical appliances during load shedding to avoid possible damage to appliances. Remember to always treat electrical circuits as live, even when the power is out.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 4, 2021