Loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 4 from 12:00 midday until 05:00 on Monday.

Sunday, 26 November 2023: The implementation of Stage 6 loadshedding over the past few days has allowed the replenishment of the emergency reserves at our pumped storage and Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) power stations. Due to this improvement, loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 4 from 12:00 midday until 05:00 on Monday. Thereafter, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 on Monday, followed by Stage 4 loadshedding from 16:00 until 05:00 on Tuesday. This pattern of implementing Stage 3 loadshedding in the morning and Stage 4 loadshedding in the evening will be repeated daily until Thursday.

Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes to loadshedding should it be required.

Unplanned outages are currently at 15 386MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 617MW.

Approximately 2 500MW of generating capacity is anticipated to return to service by Tuesday evening. Eskom teams are working tirelessly to ensure that this additional generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.

Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand is 25 989MW. We would like to thank those who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00, as this lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system and contributes to lower stages of loadshedding.


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