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No loadshedding is expected today
Wednesday, 23 October 2019: Eskom did not implement rotational loadshedding yesterday and the probability of loadshedding is low for the rest of the week. The electricity system remains constrained and vulnerable and any unexpected shift such as unplanned breakdowns could result in loadshedding at short notice.
We have made positive progress with the recovery of the power system.  Repairs on the conveyor belt at Medupi power station have been completed, with 700 MW already been added to the grid. In addition, several generating units have been returned from planned and unplanned maintenance including two units from Hendrina Power Station which had tripped on Monday, due to a transmission fault. Eskom continues to replenish its water reserves for the pump storage schemes and diesel reserves for the open cycle gas turbines which enable us to avoid and/or minimise 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.