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Due to some recovery in the generation capacity this afternoon, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 17:00 – 22:00 tonight

Friday, 13 May 2022: Due to some recovery in the generation capacity this afternoon, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 17:00 until 22:00 tonight. Barring any significant breakdowns, there is a low probability of loadshedding being implemented during the weekend.

This afternoon, Eskom teams have returned a generating unit to service at Kusile and Majuba power stations. Meanwhile, a unit each at Camden and Kriel power stations were taken offline for repairs.

We currently have 2 094MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 997MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

While we expect more generating units to return to service over the weekend, Eskom appeals to all South Africans to help us limit the impact of loadshedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.

Eskom would like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially between 05:00 – 09:00 in the mornings and 16:00 – 22:00 in the evenings.

Eskom will promptly communicate should there be any significant changes to the power system.

ENDS

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