Sunday, 11 September 2022: Stage 4 loadshedding remains in place until 05:00 on Monday, whereafter it will be reduced to State 3 until 05:00 on Tuesday. Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented at 05:00 on Tuesday and remain in place until Friday.
Sufficient progress has been made in recovering the emergency generation reserves, and it is anticipated that the dam levels at the pumped storage schemes will be fully replenished by tomorrow morning.
Overnight a generation unit each at Arnot and Majuba power stations returned to service.
Eleven generation units are anticipated to return to service over the next 24 hours, helping to ease the capacity constraints. This includes approximately 1 300MW of capacity form the Hydro de Cahorra Bassa in Mozambique.
A generation unit each at Tutuka Power Station and at Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme were forced offline for emergency repairs overnight.
We currently have 5 431MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 760MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
Eskom will hold a media briefing on Monday to update the public on the state of the power system. Any further significant changes will be promptly communicated. Eskom urges all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly.