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Returning generation units and the public’s responsible electricity consumption have helped improve the system this evening
Thursday, 25 June 2020: Today Eskom teams successfully recovered four generation units that had broken down over the past few days, resulting in a much improved generation system over the next few days.
 
Our teams worked around the clock to return to service the units that had broken down at Kendal, Lethabo, Tutuka and Majuba power stations. A generation unit at Duvha is expected to return to service later this evening. These extraordinary efforts of our teams, in the challenging working environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, added more than 3 000MW to the generation system tonight.
 
Eskom wishes to thank the people of South Africa for their assistance in using electricity sparingly over the past two days. Together we managed to supply the evening peak demand.
 
While the system is in a much better shape to meet demand over the next few days, we urge the public to continue managing consumption responsibly by switching off non-essential appliances in order to maintain the integrity of the system.
 
 
ENDS