Loadshedding will be maintained at Stage 2 until further notice

Sunday, 28 January 2024: Despite the return to service of five generating units in the last 36 hours, the need to replenish and stabilise the emergency reserves in preparation for the weekday electricity demand, as well as the marginally deteriorated available generation capacity, necessitates that Stage 2 loadshedding continue to be implemented until further notice. Eskom will monitor the system closely. A further outlook will be provided on Wednesday afternoon, or any changes will be communicated if required.

Unplanned outages are at 14 759MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is at 7 639MW.

Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams will continue to work diligently to ensure that the 2 320MW of generating capacity is returned to service by Wednesday as planned.

Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand for tonight is 25 005MW.

We would like to thank those who heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00. This lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system, contributing to lower stages of loadshedding.


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