Saturday, 15 October 2022: Breakdowns of four generating units today have forced the implementation of Stage 2 loadshedding from 14:00 on Saturday. These were two units at Grootvlei and a unit each at Camden and Medupi power stations. Further, a delay in returning a generating unit to service at Lethabo Power Station has contributed to the capacity shortages. The loadshedding will continue until further notice.
We currently have 5 244MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 455MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
Loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns.