Eskom implemented Stage 2 load shedding on Friday 30 November 2018 and again on Tuesday 04 December in Langebaan, Hopefield, St Helena Bay, Green Village.
There are 2 ways of staying on top of Load shedding schedules for the Langebaan, Saldanha & Vredenburg areas.
Above is the link to download this handy little app that will update you on any forecast electricity shutdowns.
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Step 1 - Download
Step 2 - Click the PLUS
Step 3 - Choose Your Area
This link will take you to the long extended sheet of scheduled load shedding when the stages are implemented. There are 8 stages of load shedding. The prediction is that we will experience level 1 & level 2 for the foreseeable future.
V - Vredenburg, Paternoster (PINK)
S - Saldanha, Jacobsbaai (GREEN)
L - Langebaan , Hopefield, St Helenabaai, Green Village (BLUE)
#PowerAlert : As a result of a loss of additional units overnight the probability of stage 2 load shedding is high from 09:00 to 22:00 today." - Eskom
So says a tweet from Eskom. Just as we are getting out of our water crisis, so we re-enter our power shortage problems again. Luckily there are plans to grow the grid-supply in the future without relying on coal as much as we currently do. Renewable energies are rapidly advancing due to the supported private sector investing in Power supply solutions, especially in wind energy on the West Coast of South Africa.
But until then we may be experiencing alternating between Load shedding 1 and 2 for the next while!
If you are working on a laptop you are pretty safe. If the power suddenly cuts you have a little time still to save your work and shut down the computer. People on Desktop Computers are not as lucky for 2 reasons:
If the power cuts suddenly you may loose all your unsaved data. Also, loadshedding causes a considerable amount of power surges which are seriously harmful to your electronics. The solution?
Also known as a UPS. This device acts both as a filter to control the surges as-well as a batter to keep your computer on if the power suddenly goes out.
Call us and ask for EON to speak about a solution for your business.