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No loadshedding is expected today
Wednesday, 04 March 2020: Eskom has not implemented loadshedding since 22 February 2020. While we do not expect to implement loadshedding today, the possibility of loadshedding remains. We are currently utilising emergency generation reserves to supplement supply. The generation system remains constrained, vulnerable and unpredictable. Owing to the high unplanned outages or breakdowns, there is a possibility that we may have to implement loadshedding at short notice should there be an undesirable change in the generation system performance. 
 
Unplanned breakdowns or outages were at 11 479MW as at 07:30 this morning and planned maintenance outages are at 4 660MW.
 
We remind South Africans that there is a possibility of increased loadshedding 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