Loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 3 and 4 over the weekend

Friday, 05 May 2023: Due to lower weekend demand and the return to service of some generating units, Stage 3 and 4 loadshedding will be implemented this weekend. Please refer to the loadshedding table below:

Eskom will publish a further update as soon as any significant changes occur.

Breakdowns are currently at 17 245MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 4 468MW.

Since yesterday morning, a generating unit each at Hendrina, Lethabo and Tutuka power stations have returned to service.

Over the past 24 hours a generation unit each at Camden, Kendal, Majuba, and two generating units at Duvha power stations were taken out of service due to breakdowns. Furthermore, the delay in returning units to service at Arnot, Camden, Hendrina, Kendal and Matla power stations continue to add to the current capacity constraints. The team is working around the clock to ensure that generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.

We thank those South Africans who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers from 17:00-21:00, in helping to alleviate the pressure on the power system and avoiding higher stages of loadshedding.


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