Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Skip Navigation LinksHome>Media Room>As return of additional generation eases supply constraints, no loadshedding is expected for the rest of the weekend
As return of additional generation eases supply constraints, no loadshedding is expected for the rest of the weekend
Friday, 21 August 2020: After recovering three generation units overnight, Eskom is pleased to announce that the supply constraints have eased sufficiently to allow for the suspension of loadshedding. This also means no loadshedding is anticipated for the rest of the weekend. Eskom thanks the people for their assistance during the difficult week of loadshedding.
 
Three generators were returned to service at the Lethabo, Medupi and Kusile power stations while another unit at Kusile was taken offline for repairs.
 
Unplanned breakdowns stand at 8 750MW of capacity, adding to the 4 500MW currently out on planned maintenance.
 
While the supply constraints have eased for the rest of the weekend, Eskom would like to remind the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the aged generation infrastructure is unpredictable, unreliable and volatile.
 
Any significant deterioration in the generation performance may necessitate the implementation of loadshedding at short notice.
 
Eskom would like to thank the people of South Africa for their assistance and patience during the difficulties of loadshedding.
 
 
 
ENDS