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Eskom to suspend Stage 2 loadshedding from 21:00 on Thursday; thereafter Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 to 21:00 on Friday

Thursday, 18 November 2021: Eskom team have successfully returned eight generating units to service over the past 24 hours. This together with loadshedding has allowed us to recover the dam levels at the pump storage stations and suspend loadshedding at 21:00 tonight. Unfortunately, diesel tank levels at three of the four OCGT power stations remain low and therefore, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 to 21:00 on Friday 19 November.

A unit each at Camden, Komati, Majuba, Tutuka, Matla and Medupi power stations as well as two units at Matimba Power Station were returned to service. One generating unit at Duvha Power Station was taken out of service for boiler tube leak repairs.

Total breakdowns currently amount to 15 605MW while planned maintenance is 3 604MW of capacity.

We remind customers that loadshedding is implemented as a last resort to maintain the stability of the power system regardless of the stage of loadshedding.

Eskom would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the implementation of loadshedding, and requests the public to reduce the usage of electricity in order to help us through the constraints.

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


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