Loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 1 from 17:00 this afternoon until 22:00 tonight. Stage 1 loadshedding will again be implemented the same time tomorrow afternoon

Saturday, 28 May 2022: Due to a continued shortage of generation capacity, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented at 17:00 until 22:00 this afternoon. Stage 1 loadshedding will be repeated at the same time tomorrow afternoon. While this is the case currently, Eskom cautions the public that as the shortage of generation capacity persists, the system will continue to be constrained with an elevated risk of loadshedding over the coming weeks.

Eskom will continue to closely monitor the system, adjust and communicate any changes as may be necessary. We appeal to all South Africans to help limit the impact of the shortages by continuing to reduce the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.

We currently have 4 279MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 943MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

Eskom apologises for the implementation of loadshedding and is working around the clock to return to service as many units as possible.

We would like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially between 05:00 – 09:00 in the mornings and 16:00 – 22:00 in the evenings.


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