Due to the shortage of generation capacity and the need to manage emergency reserves, Stage 3 loadshedding will remain in force until 05:00 on Monday. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented until 16:00, followed by Stage 3 loadshedding until 05:00 on Tuesday. Stages 1 and 3 will alternate in the morning and afternoon from Tuesday until Wednesday.
Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes to loadshedding should it be required.
Unplanned outages are currently at 16 264MW of generating capacity including delays at Lethabo Power Station. The capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 6 606MW.
Approximately 3 700MW of generating capacity is anticipated to return to service by Tuesday evening. Eskom teams are working tirelessly to ensure that this additional generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.
Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand is 25 523MW. We would like to thank those who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00, as this lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system and contributes to lower stages of loadshedding.