Cape Town Airport included in Eskom load shedding

2014-06-18 15:42
Cape Town - The City of Cape Town has been affected by sporadic load shedding over the past few weeks - but on Wednesday Eskom issued an official alert confirming that it is at Stage 1 of load shedding.

Stage 1 of load shedding means that there is a demand to save up to 1 000 MW of electricity to prevent the national grid from total collapse.

A search on Eskom's site shows that Cape Town International Airport is included in the schedule, with the first blackout set for Thursday 19 June at 20:00 until 22:30 ; and then the next one is to be expected on Saturday 21 June at 10:00 until 12:30.

No results came up when doing a search for OR Tambo International or King Shaka International. Click here to search the Eskom website for load shedding schedule in your area.

Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) spokesperson, Deirdre Davids told News24 travel the airport is classified as an essential service and should not be included in this schedule.

“If we are affected by load shedding, the airport would rely on our generators to run specific systems so that flight operations are not affected,” Davids said.






The different stages dictate the amount of electricity to be shed and is detailed as follows:

Stage 1 - up to 1 000 MW of electricity must be shed.
Stage 2 - up to 2 000 MW of electricity must be shed; and
Stage 3 - up to 4 000 MW of electricity must be shed.


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