Electricity load shedding - full schedule (Monday to Sunday)

2008-01-14 00:00

In the event of Eskom experiencing a generation shortage, municipalities and some industrial customers have been requested to shed a percentage of their non-critical load. This is done in order to prevent instability of the country's electricity network which could result in uncontrolled blackouts. Load shedding is therefore a controlled way of rotating available capacity between all customers at times when the demand is greater than available supply. 

Msunduzi Electricity is participating in this program and have generated a schedule that will be implemented in this event. Areas selected for these outages are detailed below. The outages are expected to last for approximately two hours at a time. As the balance between supply and demand is difficult to predict, it is not possible to notify customer when load shedding will begin.

Eskom and  Msunduzi Electricity encourages all customers to assist in reducing the electricity demand by turning off all non-essential equipment during this time.

Power Alert Messages

Power Alert messages will be flighted on television.  The alerts have four status levels -- green, orange, red and brown. Green indicates limited strain on the national supply. Orange indicates an electricity strain -- consumers are prompted to switch off non-essential appliances such as tumble dryers and dishwashers. Red indicates an increased strain on the power supply with consumers prompted to switch off stoves, microwaves, kettles and unnecessary lights.

Brown indicates significant strain & that load-shedding is in progress in parts of the country - consumers are asked to switch off everything that is not absolutely essential, including geysers.

In Pietermaritzburg, Msunduzi Electricity has a scheduled program to switch off "blocks" of the region's mainly residential loads. All Load-Shedding is done by Msunduzi  Electricity at the request of Eskom depending on the supply & demand of power.

The request by Eskom for Msunduzi to shed load is not time specific.  Msunduzii Electricity has calculated load-shedding throughout the city according to time frames.

In order not to inconvenience customers at the same time every day. Different programs would apply on alternate days. Program 1 would apply on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and Program 2 would apply on Saturdays and Sundays.  It is unlikely that load shedding will occur after 20:00 because the countries demand drops during this period until 06:00, however, if this situation arises, Block 1 to Block 6 is repeated as Block 7 to Block 12  from 20:00 to 08:00.

 

For example

If Eskom requests a Load-Shed at 14H00 on Monday Block 4 of Program 1 will be affected.

PROGRAM   (Up to 10MVA Load)

APPLICABLE ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY , FRIDAY , SATURDAY & SUNDAY

MONDAY

Block 1 (08:00-10:00) 

P.ALFRED ST / STRAPP ST /  UMGENI WATER / BURGER ST / BURGER MEDICAL CENTRE/ PARK DR / P. MAGRET DR / PARK DR PAVILLION 11KV SUPPLY / BALMORAL PARKS DEPT / ALEXANDRA RD / DURBAN RD / LEINSTER RD / ST. PATRICKS RD / KING EDWARD AVE / CORONATION RD / RACE COURSE 11KV SUPPLY / HARWIN RD / TAYLOR RD / ST CHARLES COLLEDGE / NEW ENGLAND RD / ALLISON RD / ST JOHNS RD / PHIPSON RD & LN / PRIMULA RD / FAIRFIELD AVE / KENWYN AVE / RUTLAND RD / MILNER RD / RIDGE RD / HUTCHINSON RD / DULWICH RD / EPWORTH RD / SHORES RD/ ISABEL BEARDMORE DR/ NEDBANK FLATS ( 50 DURBAN RD ) / NATAL UNIVARSITY - 11KV SUPPLY / LINDUP RD / GOLF RD / CROFT RD / PAT NEWSOM RD /

Block 2 (10:00-12:00)  (Up to 10MVA Load)   

WENSLEYDALE / SCOTTSVILLE / ASCOTT INN / SPCA/ SCOTTSVILLE / PELHAM /  CITY CENTRE / CITY EAST / PAYNE MEDI CITY/ Pitermaritz Street / Loop Street / Commercial Street / Burger Street

Block 3 (12:00-14:00)

CITY CENTRE (LONGMARKET / SANLAM / CHURCH / MUNICIPAL OFFICES / HESSOM / LONGMARKET / NATALIA Building

Block 4 (14:00-16:00)

HAYFIELDS / LINCOLN MEADE / BISHOPSTOWE / CITY CENTRE / CITY WEST (LOOP STREET DEREK / HALL)

Block 5 (16:00-18:00)   

PELHAM / WESTGATE / GRANGE / CITY CENTRE (CHAPEL / THANET) / CAMPSDRIFT / PELHAM / COLLAGE ROAD

Block 6 (18:00-20:00)

CITY EAST / CITY CENTRE (VICTORIA / EDDELS) / CHASE VALLEY / MONTROSE / WEMBLEY / FERNCLIFFE / OAK PARK / CASCADES / Greys Hospital NO.1/ SIMON’S CENTRE

TUESDAYS

Block 1  (08:00-10:00)

MIDLANDS LIBERTY MALL NO.1 / CITY EAST / WOODLANDS / NORTHWAY MALL / ARMITAGE MOTOR CITY / GREYS HOSPITALNO.2 / MIDLANDS LIBERTY MALL NO.2

Block 2  (10:00-12:00)   

KSM MILLING / WILLOWTON / MOUNTAIN RISE / NORTHDALE HOSPITAL / CIDERELLA PARK / EAST WOOD / GLENWOOD / BISHOPSTOWE/ TEMBELISHLE / TAMBO VILLE / SOBANTU / DARVILL MAIN

Block 3 (12:00-14:00)   

WILLOWTON / MOUNTAINRISE (Promed / Minteq / GRIX / SUNCRUSH / PFIZERS / ROYSTON / RENOLD CROFT

Block 4 (14:00-16:00)

WILLOWTON / MOUNTAIN RISE / CITY EAST (OHRTMANN / EPOL MILLS / TUCKER)

Block 5 (16:00-18:00)   

CITY EAST / EAST ST MEDICAL CENTRE / MANOR (ECHO / BULWER) / WILLOWTON / CIDERELLA PARK (MANNING / CHESTERFIELD) / WILLOWTON / MOUNTAIN RISE (ROYSTON / TUCKER/ DU TOIT VILJOEN / BRUPLY)

Block 6 (18:00-20:00)

BOMBAY HEIGHTS / NORTHDALE / NEWHOLMES / BALGOTEX / COPESVILLE / HANIVILLE / NORTHDALE / RAISTHORPE / ALLANDALE / CREMATORUIM /

WEDNESDAY

Block 1 (08:00-10:00)  

NORTHDALE / NEWHOLMES / PRILLA 2000 / ALLANDALE / BISHOPSTOWE / NORTHDALE (BOMBAY / ESTHER PAYNE)  / WOODLANDS / LOTUS VILLE / BOMBAY HEIGHTS / BALFORT / NORTHDALE (REGINA / BOMBAY) / NEWHOLMES / CLARIDGE / OTTOS BLUFF

Block 2 (10:00-12:00)  

NORTHDALE / BOMBAY HEIGHTS / BAKERVILLE HEIGHTS / MATTISONS / NEWHOLMES / DARJEELING HEIGHTS/ ALLANDALE / DARJEELING HEIGHTS / BALHAMBRA / LUPIN / NORTHDALE / ALLANDALE / ROSEDALE / FAILSWORTH & MANCHESTER RD / ORIENT HEIGHTS / ALLANDALE / RAISTHORPE / DUNVERIA

Block 3 (12:00-14:00)

HILTON / SWEET WATERS / WINTERKLOOF / MOUNT MICHEAL / WORLDS VIEW / HILTON GARDENS / GARLINGTON ESTATES / WINTERKLOOF / HILTON / MOUNT MICHEAL / UMNGENI WATER

Block 4 (14:00-16:00)

CLARENDON / WEMBLEY / MONTROSE / ATHLONE/ CITY CENTRE (LAMBERT / CHURCH/PIETERMARITZ / WEST) / ATHLONE

Block 5 (16:00-18:00)   

CITY CENTRE (WINSTON / NESTLE / VICTORIA / WEST) / WEMBLEY / PRESTBURY / CLARENDON / BOUGHTON / BLACK RIDGE / MOUNT MICHEAL / CLERONDON / WEMBLEY

Block 6 (18:00-20:00)

MKONDENI INDUSTRIAL AREA  (C.B. DOWNS / TEAM MOTORS/MURRAY / MKONDENI /C.B. DOWNS / DEUTZ) / CLELAND (8 ROGER DE KLERK)

THURSDAY

Block 1 (08:00-10:00)

ABERDARE CABLES (MURRAY / SCOTTISH CABLES) / MKONDENI MINI (CLELAND / MKONDENI INDUSTRIAL AREA / BISLEY) / MKONDENI INDUSTRIAL AREA (ABELIA / PETRIA)

Block 2(10:00-12:00)   

AFROX / MASONS MILL / PLESSILAER / EDENDALE/ MASONS MILL / WESTGATE / GRANGE / BISLEY / SLANGSPRUIT/CAMPS DRIFT / PELHAM/ FOXHILL/

REPEAT THE CYCLE FROM MONDAY  UNTIL SUNDAY

Block 3 (12:00-14:00)  

P.ALFRED ST / STRAPP ST /  UMGENI WATER / BURGER ST / BURGER MEDICAL CENTRE/ PARK DR / P. MAGRET DR / PARK DR PAVILLION 11KV SUPPLY / BALMORAL PARKS DEPT / ALEXANDRA RD / DURBAN RD / LEINSTER RD / ST. PATRICKS RD / KING EDWARD AVE / CORONATION RD / RACE COURSE 11KV SUPPLY / HARWIN RD / TAYLOR RD / ST CHARLES COLLEDGE / NEW ENGLAND RD / ALLISON RD / ST JOHNS RD / PHIPSON RD & LN / PRIMULA RD / FAIRFIELD AVE / KENWYN AVE / RUTLAND RD / MILNER RD / RIDGE RD / HUTCHINSON RD / DULWICH RD / EPWORTH RD / SHORES RD/ ISABEL BEARDMORE DR/ NEDBANK FLATS ( 50 DURBAN RD ) / NATAL UNIVARSITY - 11KV SUPPLY / LINDUP RD / GOLF RD / CROFT RD / PAT NEWSOM RD /

Block 4 (14:00-16:00)  (Up to 10MVA Load)   

WENSLEYDALE / SCOTTSVILLE / ASCOTT INN / SPCA/ SCOTTSVILLE / PELHAM /  CITY CENTRE / CITY EAST / PAYNE MEDI CITY/ Pitermaritz Street / Loop Street / Commercial Street / Burger Street

Block 5 (16:00-18:00)

CITY CENTRE (LONGMARKET / SANLAM / CHURCH / MUNICIPAL OFFICES / HESSOM / LONGMARKET / NATALIA Building

Block 6 (18:00-20:00)

HAYFIELDS / LINCOLN MEADE / BISHOPSTOWE / CITY CENTRE / CITY WEST (LOOP STREET DEREK / HALL)

FRIDAY

Block 1 (08:00-10:00)   

PELHAM / WESTGATE / GRANGE / CITY CENTRE (CHAPEL / THANET) / CAMPSDRIFT / PELHAM / COLLAGE ROAD

Block 2 (10:00-12:00)

CITY EAST / CITY CENTRE (VICTORIA / EDDELS) / CHASE VALLEY / MONTROSE / WEMBLEY / FERNCLIFFE / OAK PARK / CASCADES / Greys Hospital NO.1/ SIMON’S CENTRE

Block 3  (12:00-14:00)

MIDLANDS LIBERTY MALL NO.1 / CITY EAST / WOODLANDS / NORTHWAY MALL / ARMITAGE MOTOR CITY / GREYS HOSPITALNO.2 / MIDLANDS LIBERTY MALL NO.2

Block 4  (14:00-16:00)   

KSM MILLING / WILLOWTON / MOUNTAIN RISE / NORTHDALE HOSPITAL / CIDERELLA PARK / EAST WOOD / GLENWOOD / BISHOPSTOWE/ TEMBELISHLE / TAMBO VILLE / SOBANTU / DARVILL MAIN

Block 5 (16:00-18:00)   

WILLOWTON / MOUNTAINRISE (PROMED / MINTEQ / GRIX / SUNCRUSH / PFIZERS / ROYSTON / RENOLD CROFT

Block 6 (18:00-20:00)

WILLOWTON / MOUNTAIN RISE / CITY EAST (OHRTMANN / EPOL MILLS / TUCKER)

SATURDAY

Block 1 (08:00-10:00)   

CITY EAST / EAST ST MEDICAL CENTRE / MANOR (ECHO / BULWER) / WILLOWTON / CIDERELLA PARK (MANNING / CHESTERFIELD) / WILLOWTON / MOUNTAIN RISE (ROYSTON / TUCKER/ DU TOIT VILJOEN / BRUPLY)

Block 2 (10:00-12:00)

BOMBAY HEIGHTS / NORTHDALE / NEWHOLMES / BALGOTEX / COPESVILLE / HANIVILLE / NORTHDALE / RAISTHORPE / ALLANDALE / CREMATORUIM /

Block 3 (12:00-14:00)  

NORTHDALE / NEWHOLMES / PRILLA 2000 / ALLANDALE / BISHOPSTOWE / NORTHDALE (BOMBAY / ESTHER PAYNE)  / WOODLANDS / LOTUS VILLE / BOMBAY HEIGHTS / BALFORT / NORTHDALE (REGINA / BOMBAY) / NEWHOLMES / CLARIDGE / OTTOS BLUFF

Block 4 (14:00-16:00)  

NORTHDALE / BOMBAY HEIGHTS / BAKERVILLE HEIGHTS / MATTISONS / NEWHOLMES / DARJEELING HEIGHTS/ ALLANDALE / DARJEELING HEIGHTS / BALHAMBRA / LUPIN / NORTHDALE / ALLANDALE / ROSEDALE / FAILSWORTH & MANCHESTER RD / ORIENT HEIGHTS / ALLANDALE / RAISTHORPE / DUNVERIA

Block 5 (16:00-18:00)

HILTON / SWEET WATERS / WINTERKLOOF / MOUNT MICHEAL / WORLDS VIEW / HILTON GARDENS / GARLINGTON ESTATES / WINTERKLOOF / HILTON / MOUNT MICHEAL / UMNGENI WATER

Block 6 (18:00-20:00)

CLARENDON / WEMBLEY / MONTROSE / ATHLONE/ CITY CENTRE (LAMBERT / CHURCH/PIETERMARITZ / WEST) / ATHLONE

SUNDAY

Block 1 (08:00-10:00)   

CITY CENTRE (WINSTON / NESTLE / VICTORIA / WEST) / WEMBLEY / PRESTBURY / CLARENDON / BOUGHTON / BLACK RIDGE / MOUNT MICHEAL / CLERONDON / WEMBLEY

Block 2 (10:00-12:00)

MKONDENI INDUSTRIAL AREA  (C.B. DOWNS / TEAM MOTORS/MURRAY / MKONDENI /C.B. DOWNS / DEUTZ) / CLELAND (8 ROGER DE KLERK)

Block 3 (12:00-14:00)

ABERDARE CABLES (MURRAY / SCOTTISH CABLES) / MKONDENI MINI (CLELAND / MKONDENI INDUSTRIAL AREA / BISLEY) / MKONDENI INDUSTRIAL AREA (ABELIA / PETRIA)

Block 4(14:00-16:00)   

AFROX / MASONS MILL / PLESSILAER / EDENDALE/ MASONS MILL / WESTGATE / GRANGE / BISLEY / SLANGSPRUIT/CAMPS DRIFT / PELHAM/ FOXHILL/

Block 5(16:00-18:00)  

P.ALFRED ST / STRAPP ST /  UMGENI WATER / BURGER ST / BURGER MEDICAL CENTRE/ PARK DR / P. MAGRET DR / PARK DR PAVILLION 11KV SUPPLY / BALMORAL PARKS DEPT / ALEXANDRA RD / DURBAN RD / LEINSTER RD / ST. PATRICKS RD / KING EDWARD AVE / CORONATION RD / RACE COURSE 11KV SUPPLY / HARWIN RD / TAYLOR RD / ST CHARLES COLLEDGE / NEW ENGLAND RD / ALLISON RD / ST JOHNS RD / PHIPSON RD & LN / PRIMULA RD / FAIRFIELD AVE / KENWYN AVE / RUTLAND RD / MILNER RD / RIDGE RD / HUTCHINSON RD / DULWICH RD / EPWORTH RD / SHORES RD/ ISABEL BEARDMORE DR/ NEDBANK FLATS ( 50 DURBAN RD ) / NATAL UNIVARSITY - 11KV SUPPLY / LINDUP RD / GOLF RD / CROFT RD / PAT NEWSOM RD /

Block 6 (18:00-20:00)  (Up to 10MVA Load)   

WENSLEYDALE / SCOTTSVILLE / ASCOTT INN / SPCA/ SCOTTSVILLE / PELHAM /  CITY CENTRE / CITY EAST / PAYNE MEDI CITY/ Pitermaritz Street / Loop Street / Commercial Street / Burger Street

Should load shedding be requested after 8 pm,  block 1 to block 6 of that same day is repeated in this order for periods of two hours. For example: block 1 ( 08:00 – 10:00 ) will also be affected between 20:00 to 22:00.

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