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No loadshedding expected today, despite a constrained and vulnerable system
Thursday, 19 December 2019: There is no loadshedding expected today, as a result of a drop in demand during the holiday period and a return of some generating units to service. Eskom will continue to use emergency reserves to supplement capacity if necessary over this period. We however remind customers that as the system continues to be vulnerable and unpredictable, the possibility of loadshedding remains.
 
Breakdowns (UCLF) are at 12 535MW as at 07:00 this morning. Our technical teams will continue to work over the holiday period to monitor the situation, carry out planned maintenance and to work at reducing unplanned breakdowns to below 9 500MW to enable us to minimise the possibility of loadshedding.
 
We continue to ask customers to reduce demand as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or lessen the level of loadshedding.
 
We will keep South Africans informed about the status of the electricity system and our recovery efforts throughout this period.
 
 
 
 
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