Tuesday, 08 August 2023: Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Wednesday. Due to an improvement in available generation capacity, loadshedding will be suspended from 05:00 until 16:00 on Wednesday. Thereafter, Stage 3 loadshedding will resume from 16:00 until 05:00 on Thursday. Following this, various stages of loadshedding will be implemented until Sunday. Please refer to the table below for the schedule of loadshedding stages:
Eskom will publish another update should any significant changes occur.
Breakdowns are currently at 15 420MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 3 841MW.
Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit at Arnot, Camden and Lethabo power stations was returned to service.
In the same period, a generating unit at Kriel and Tutuka power stations was taken offline for repairs.
The delay in returning to service two generating units at Kendal and a generating unit at Tutuka power stations is contributing to the current capacity constraints.
Eskom teams are working tirelessly to return these generating units to service.
We appeal to the members of the public to continue reducing demand by switching off non-essential appliances. We would like to thank those who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00, as this lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system and contributes to lower stages of loadshedding.