Loadshedding will continue to be implemented at Stage 5, with a possibility of reducing a further stage by Thursday

Tuesday, 20 September 2022: Loadshedding will continue to be implemented at Stage 5, with the possibility of reducing one stage by Thursday. Since yesterday afternoon four generation units at four power stations were taken offline for emergency repairs. These are a generating unit each at Arnot, Lethabo, Kendal and Majuba power stations.

Seven units returned to service at Camden, Kendal, Kriel, Kusile, Lethabo and Majuba power stations.

Eskom apologises for the continued and unfortunate loadshedding, which is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns.

While some generation units are anticipated to return to service, it is necessary to continue the Stage 5 loadshedding to limit the use of the emergency generation reserves. The emergency generation reserves are severely constrained by extensive utilisation to supplement generation capacity.

We currently have 4 098MW on planned maintenance, while another 17 121MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

Eskom will promptly communicate any further changes.


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