Thursday, 10 March 2022: Due to some recovery in generation capacity over the past 24 hours, loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 3 from 21:00 tonight until 05:00 on Friday. Thereafter loadshedding will be lowered to Stage 2 until 05:00 on Monday morning, as previously communicated. Eskom appeals to all South Africans to continue helping us limit the impact of loadshedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.
The emergency generation reserves have sufficiently improved to permit a reduction in the stage of loadshedding.
A generation unit each at Matla, Medupi, Kusile and Camden power stations have returned to service while a unit each at Matla, Lethabo and Arnot power stations were taken offline for repairs during the same period. Two other units are expected to return to service today while another five generation units are expected to be back in service by Monday afternoon.
Total breakdowns amount to 13 942MW while planned maintenance is 7 136MW of capacity.
Eskom would like to apologise for the implementation of loadshedding, and will continuously review the situation and act appropriately as circumstances change. We will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system.