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Eskom requests the public to reduce electricity usage as the power system is currently constrained
Thursday, 17 September 2020: While no loadshedding is expected today and tomorrow, Eskom would like to request the public to reduce the usage of electricity as the power system is currently constrained. Two generation units were forced to shut down over the past 24 hours, adding to those currently on breakdown and on planned maintenance.
 
Breakdowns amount to 10 305MW of generation capacity while another 5 903MW is out on planned maintenance.
 
Should there be any significant increase in breakdowns, loadshedding may have to be implemented at short notice. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as possible.
 
Eskom will communicate timeously should it become necessary.
 
 
 
 
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