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No loadshedding is expected on Monday, 21 October 2019, and the probability of loadshedding is low for the week
Sunday, 20 October 2019: Despite a constrained and vulnerable power system, no loadshedding is expected tomorrow, Monday 21 October 2019 and the probability of loadshedding remains low for the rest of the week.
 
The system’s improvement is largely as a result of several units being returned to service from planned and unplanned maintenance, and achieving a healthy water level at our pumped storage schemes to prepare for the week ahead. Eskom continues to replenish diesel reserves for the open cycle gas turbines which enable us to avoid and/or minimise loadshedding. Repairs are progressing well on the conveyor belt at Medupi power station, which should reach full capacity by the end of the week.
 
We remind customers that despite this progress, the power system is constrained and while every effort is made 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.
 
Customers are encouraged to continue to use electricity sparingly. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.  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 patience and support in reducing demand by using electricity sparingly and industrial customers for their participation in load curtailment, when necessary; allowing us to pull through this difficult time.
 
In addition, we extend our gratitude to Eskom employees for their hard work and dedication over this difficult period.
 
 
ENDS