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With four generation units returned, Eskom will reduce loadshedding to Stage 1 from 09:00 until 22:00 tomorrow as supply constraints ease
Thursday, 20 August 2020: Eskom is pleased to announce that loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 1 tomorrow as capacity constraints have eased today. This follows the return to service of four generation units yesterday and today. Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented starting at 09:00 until 22:00 tomorrow.
 
Four generators were returned to service at the Duvha, Kriel, Tutuka and Kusile power stations. Three more units are expected to return to service during the night.
 
Unplanned breakdowns stand at 11 250MW of capacity, adding to the 4 400MW currently out on planned maintenance.
 
While the supply constraints have eased this afternoon, Eskom still urges the public to use electricity sparingly as the aged generation infrastructure is unreliable and volatile. Any deterioration in the generation performance may therefore necessitate the escalation in the stage of loadshedding at short notice.
 
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