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Possibility of loadshedding during evening peak is high, Eskom urges the public to reduce electricity usage
Thursday, 09 July 2020: While Eskom is working hard to return generating units to service, the possibility of loadshedding during the peak demand hours is high. We request the public to reduce electricity usage as the power generation system is severely constrained.
One generation unit at the Tutuka power station tripped, while another one was taken off the grid, as well as a unit at Lethabo. The return to service of a generation unit each at Duvha and Kendal power stations have been delayed.  All of these have added significant pressure to the generation system.
Any additional breakdowns will compromise Eskom’s ability to supply the country through the peak demand period of 17:00 – 21:00. This constrained supply situation may persist through the weekend.
We urge the public’s co-operation in managing demand in order to help us avoid loadshedding and supply the country’s demand through the peak periods.
 
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