South Africa is in electricity overdraft

Interesting statement about this weekend’s rolling blackouts:

Eskom has also taken a decision to load shed over the weekend in order to build up reserves for the week ahead.

That sounds a lot like:

Eskom is all out of power, we’re going to cut your power so we can charge up the batteries a little to get us through next week …

Of course, if you are inclined to be optimistic, this weekend is going to be all about quality family time, board games and picnics outdoors (if you aren’t rained out, in which case more board games and reading books).

Useful stuff

Load shedding is probably imminent

Update (2014-03-04): Load shedding has started so check the schedule and plan for the interruptions:

If you haven’t heard already, load shedding is probably on its way. Eskom has declared a power emergency:

You can check the load shedding schedule on Eskom’s load shedding page. It’s worthwhile making sure you have emergency lights and plan for the possible load shedding timeframes. Keep your devices charged and scout out take out spots and stores that will be open and have power if your power goes out.