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Eskom requests the public to reduce electricity usage as the power system is severely constrained, with a high probability of loadshedding

Tuesday, 08 June 2021: While we do not anticipate to implement loadshedding at this point, Eskom would like to urge the public to reduce the usage of electricity as the power system is under severe strain due to the shortage of generation capacity and high winter demand.
Breakdowns currently total 14 235MW of capacity, while another 1 273MW of capacity is unavailable due to planned maintenance. Eskom  is working hard to return more generators to service.
While no loadshedding is anticipated at this point, Eskom could be forced to implement Stage 1 or, if necessary, Stage 2 loadshedding at short notice should any further breakdowns occur. This is most likely to occur between 17:00 and 22:00 in the evening.
Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the system.  

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