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Stage 4 load shedding will be here soon

The move is aimed at creating more options so that the power utility can communicate more efficiently with its stakeholders

Eskom confirmed on Friday that it will introduce stage 4 load shedding in the near future.

Fin24 reported that Eskom had seldom told customers in that stage 3 actually had two levels, 3a (3 000 MW) and 3b (4 000 MW).

The current stages of load shedding are stage 1, when 1 000 MW is cut from the grid; stage 2, when 2 000 MW is cut from the grid; and stage 3, when about 4 000 MW is cut from the grid.

“So we are planning to change stage 3 to up to 3 000 MW and stage 4 will then be up to 4 000 MW,” an Eskom spokesman told Fin24 on Friday.

The exact date has not yet been confirmed.

The new stages will be:

Stage 1: 1 000MW

Stage 2: 2 000MW

Stage 3: 3 000MW

Stage 4: 4 000MW

While stage 4 might sound as if Eskom is taking load shedding to the next level, the move is aimed at creating more options so that the power utility can communicate more efficiently with its stakeholders.

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