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Eskom stops loadshedding earlier than planned with no loadshedding expected tomorrow
Sunday, 05 January 2020: Loadshedding will be terminated at 23:00 this evening, earlier than anticipated as our water levels at pumped storage schemes have been adequately replenished. We have managed to conserve diesel at our open cycle gas turbine generators, and continue to work to replenish the diesel levels.
 
The system remains constrained and vulnerable, with unplanned breakdowns at 13 041 MW as at 21:00 on Sunday 5 January 2020. No loadshedding is expected tomorrow, Monday 06 January 2020. However, should there be a significant shift in plant performance and an increase in unplanned breakdowns, loadshedding could be implemented at short notice.
 
We continue to ask customers to reduce demand by using electricity sparingly as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or reduce the level of loadshedding.
 
Customers should note that some areas may take longer to be restored. If customers experience outages for longer periods than announced, please contact your supplier (Eskom or the Municipality) as this may be a localised power outage.
 
We will keep customers informed on the status of the electricity system.
 
 
 
 
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