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No loadshedding expected during the weekend as the power system has sufficiently improved
Friday, 11 September 2020: Eskom is pleased to inform the public that no loadshedding is expected for this weekend due to lower demand and the improvement in the available generation capacity.
 
While this is the case, Eskom would like to remind the public that the system remains constrained and vulnerable, and should there be any significant breakdowns, loadshedding may have to be implemented at short notice. Eskom will continue to communicate should there be any further changes.
 
Unplanned breakdowns amount to 8 947MW of capacity, adding to the 6 620MW currently out on planned maintenance. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as soon as possible.
 
Eskom would like to thank the people of South Africa for their cooperation through the difficulties imposed by the constrained supply capacity. Please continue using electricity sparingly in order to assist Eskom to stave off the implementation of loadshedding.
 
ENDS