Sunday, 16 April 2023: Due to a shortage of generation capacity, Stage 6 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until further notice. Eskom will publish a further update as soon as any significant changes occur.
Breakdowns are currently at 17 481MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 657MW.
Over the past 24 hours a generation unit each at Duvha and Medupi power stations were returned to service.
In the same period, two generating units at Kriel, as well as one unit at Koeberg power stations were taken offline for repairs. The delays in returning a unit to service at Kendal, Kriel, Medupi and Tutuka power stations have contributed to the capacity constraints and the team is working around the clock to ensure that these units are returned to service as soon as possible.
We thank all South Africans who continue using electricity sparingly and efficiently in helping to alleviate the pressure on the power system as this is assisting in avoiding higher stages of loadshedding.