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No loadshedding expected today
Monday, 24 February 2020: Eskom does not expect to implement rotational loadshedding today. Additional generation units are expected to return to service later today. This will further increase generation capacity and help us avoid loadshedding. Emergency reserves are at adequate levels.
 
Unplanned outages or breakdowns have increased to 11 120MW as at 06:50 this morning while planned maintenance is 5 406MW.
 
The generation system held up sufficiently during the weekend helping us to avoid the implementation of loadshedding on Sunday. However, the generation plant remains unreliable and unpredictable.  As a result the possibility remains that loadshedding may be implemented at short notice should there be major changes in the performance of the generation system.
 
Eskom reminds South Africans that there is a possibility of increased loadshedding over the next 18 months as we are conducting critical maintenance to restore the ageing plant to good health.
 
We request customers to continue to use electricity sparingly and to assist us in reducing demand:
  • Set air-conditioners’ average temperature at 23ºC
  • Switch off your geysers over peak periods
  • Use the cold water tap rather than using the geyser every time
  • Set your swimming pool pump cycle to run twice a day, three hours at a time
  • At the end of the day, turn off computers, copiers, printers and fax machines at the switch.
 
We appeal to customers to revisit their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za) or local municipal websites, depending on their electricity supplier, to review amendments.  
 
 
ENDS