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Loadshedding will be increased to Stage 4 from 14:00 this afternoon until 22:00 tonight, after which it will revert to Stage 2 as previously communicated

Wednesday, 09 June 2021: Due to additional breakdowns of a unit at Medupi and two units at Duvha Power Station, together with the high winter demand, Eskom regrets to inform the public that Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 this afternoon until 22:00 tonight. This is in order to ration the remaining emergency generation reserves, which have been depleted. These emergency reserves are required to respond to further emergencies in order to maintain the stability of the national grid.
Thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented as previously communicated.
Breakdowns currently total 15 087MW of capacity, while planned maintenance is 1 273MW of capacity.
These capacity constraints will continue for the foreseeable future and all South Africans are urged to reduce their use of electricity.
Eskom apologises for the inconvenience and uncertainty caused by these interruptions in electricity supply.

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