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No loadshedding expected today
Tuesday, 14 January 2020: The power system is under pressure this morning following heavy storms and rains that have hit Mpumalanga this week. This caused disruption to coal supply overnight, but we have managed to recover in time for the morning peak.   We therefore do not anticipate loadshedding during the day. Furthermore, we have adequate reserves for our emergency generators and dam levels are high. 
 
Unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 11 723MW as at 06h30 this morning. We are monitoring the power system closely while mitigating risks associated with flooding and storms in and around our power stations and feeding mines. Our engineers are working on system and design changes that are required to enable us to cope with an increased risk of flooding. Should we lose some generation units during the day, we will use emergency reserves. However, if we experience drastic changes in the system, loadshedding may have to be implemented.
 
We request our customers to work with us by reducing their demand as far as possible in order to help avoid or reduce the level of loadshedding.  We will continue to give periodic updates on the status of the power system to keep users and the public updated of changes as they occur.
 
 
ENDS