Friday, 21 July 2023: Due to higher than anticipated demand, Stage 5 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until midnight. Thereafter, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented until 05:00 on Sunday. Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 on Sunday. Please refer to the loadshedding table below for the schedule:
Eskom will publish another update should any significant changes occur.
Breakdowns have reduced to 16 302MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 3 616MW.
Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit each at Arnot, Duvha and two generating units at Matla power stations were returned to service.
In the same period, a generating unit each at Grootvlei, Kendal, Kriel and two generating units at Camden power stations were taken offline for repairs.
The delay in returning to service a generating unit at Kendal and two generating units at Tutuka power stations is contributing to the current capacity constraints.
Eskom teams are working tirelessly to return these generating units to service.
We appeal to the members of the public to assist in reducing demand by switching off non-essential appliances. We would like to thank those who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00, as this lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system and contributes to lower stages of loadshedding.