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No loadshedding is expected today
Sunday, 20 October 2019: While the system remains constrained and vulnerable, no loadshedding is expected today.
Additional generating units are expected to return to service today and repairs are progressing well on the conveyor belt at Medupi power station. In addition, Eskom has had an opportunity to replenish diesel reserves for the open cycle gas turbines and to increase water levels at its pumped storage schemes in preparation for the week ahead. These reserves enable us to avoid and/or minimise the extent of loadshedding.
Eskom will be in a better position to provide a prognosis for tomorrow and the coming week, after reviewing the performance of the electricity system this evening.
The power system is constrained and while we are making every effort to avoid loadshedding, it could be implemented at short notice should there be a significant shift in plant performance and increased unplanned technical breakdowns.
We will continue to keep South Africans informed about the status of the electricity system and our recovery efforts.
As we are experiencing a heat wave in some parts of the country, we ask that you use your air conditioners efficiently at 23ºC
Eskom would like to thank customers for their support in reducing demand by using electricity sparingly and industrial customers for their participation in load curtailment, when necessary.
In addition we extend our gratitude to Eskom employees for their hard work and dedication over this difficult period and for sacrificing valuable time with their families.