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The probability of loadshedding is low for Friday
Thursday, 14 February 2019: Stage 2 Loadshedding was terminated at 21h57 today.
Due to further improvement in generation performance and the notable strides made in replenishing water and diesel reserves, Eskom is not likely to implement loadshedding on Friday.
We thank South Africans and all our customers for working with us through a very difficult 5 days.
The power system however remains tight and vulnerable and while Eskom is making every effort to limit loadshedding, it could be implemented at short notice should there be a shift in plant performance. This could include a significant loss in generating plant due to unplanned technical breakdowns.
Although Eskom has rain readiness plans in place the manage the risk of wet coal, the recent heavy rains could also impact coal handling and feeding to the boilers with a potential impact on generation production. Eskom will keep customers informed should there be any changes that could increase the risk of loadshedding.
We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.
For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website ( Eskom customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.
Eskom will continue to provide regular updates about the state of the power system through various media platforms.