Due to the delay in returning nine generating units to service, the stages of loadshedding will be escalated this week

Monday, 01 May 2023: Stage 3 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Tuesday. Loadshedding will then be increased to Stage 4 from 05:00 until 16:00 on Tuesday, while Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 on Tuesday until 05:00 on Wednesday. Thereafter, various stages of loadshedding will be implemented as per the loadshedding table below:

Breakdowns are currently at 17 920MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 3 412MW.

The delays in returning a unit to service at Arnot, Camden, Duvha, Kendal, Kriel, Lethabo, Matimba, Matla and Tutuka power stations contributed to the current capacity constraints. The team is working around the clock to ensure that generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.

We thank those South Africans who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently in helping to alleviate the pressure on the power system, as this is assisting in avoiding higher stages of loadshedding.


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