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Load shedding schedule is a fake

City Power says the load shedding winter schedule currently doing the rounds is bogus.

Medupi power station 80% complete. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - City Power on Wednesday assured its customers that it had not released a rolling blackout schedule for winter.

An updated load shedding timetable was doing the rounds and customers were concerned that their power supply will be cut at regular intervals despite Eskom insisting it was not planning to do so.

South Africans will need to save 3,000 megawatts during peak hours this winter, which is equal to over 5 million geyers being switched off, to make sure the power system remains stable.

City Power's Johan Pieterse said there was no truth to emails doing the rounds that power cuts will be implemented.

"The load shedding schedule doing the rounds was not published by City Powers and we don't know who published it. We update our load shedding schedule annually, but will only send it out once there is a request for load shedding."