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No loadshedding is expected today
Tuesday, 22 October 2019: Eskom did not implement rotational loadshedding yesterday and the probability of loadshedding is low for the week. The electricity system remains extremely constrained and vulnerable this morning and any unexpected shift such as unplanned breakdowns could result in loadshedding at short notice.
Yesterday, at approximately 13:30, we experienced a fault on the 400kV Gumeni transmission line connected to the Hendrina Power Station. This impacted electricity supply to Pullenshope, Hendrina town and surrounding areas. Power was restored to affected customers yesterday and the restoration of Hendrina Power Station is progressing well. The incident is under investigation.
Recovery teams continue to work tirelessly to return some of our generating units from planned and unplanned maintenance while we are currently using some of our emergency reserves to minimise probability of loadshedding.
We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.
We will continue to keep South Africans informed about the status of the electricity system and our recovery efforts.
Eskom would like to thank customers for their patience and support in reducing demand by using electricity sparingly.