Due to the loss of five generating units over the past 24 hours resulting in a shortage of generation capacity, as well as the need to replenish our emergency reserves, Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented from 12:00 midday until 05:00 on Monday.
Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes to loadshedding should it be required.
Unplanned outages are currently at 15 901MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 822MW.
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 27 206MW. 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.