Wednesday, 14 April 2021: As communicated earlier, loadshedding was suspended at 05:00 this morning. No loadshedding is expected today as the generation capacity has sufficiently recovered overnight.
A generation unit each at the Tutuka, Duvha, Medupi and Hendrina Power Stations successfully returned to service, helping to boost generation capacity. A further two generation units are expected to return to service later today. Emergency generation reserves were also sufficiently replenished.
Eskom would like to thank the public for their patience and regrets the inconvenience caused by the implementation of loadshedding.
We currently have 4 775MW on planned maintenance, while another 11 616MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns and delays.
As previously communicated, the possibility of loadshedding remains elevated while Eskom continues to implement reliability maintenance, and as such the system will continue to be constrained during this period.
Eskom requests the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system remains vulnerable and unpredictable. We will communicate timeously should there be any significant changes to the power system.