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Loadshedding terminated today as power system improves
Sunday, 24 March 2019: The improvement in plant performance with the return of five units since Friday morning has positively shifted system performance, creating temporary relief from loadshedding today.
 
In addition, we have achieved healthy diesel and water reserves over this period. Imports from Mozambique’s Cahora Bassa has increased to 850MW, with the restoration of feed from one of the two lines. The recent cyclone has caused significant damage to the second transmission line, which will take several months to restore.  
 
Employees continue to work around the clock to restore stability to operations and supply, with an additional four units expected to return to service today.
 
Eskom will provide a prognosis for the coming week later this evening.
 
We continue to appeal to customers to continue to use electricity sparingly by switching off geysers and non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand. 
 
 
 
ENDS