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Eskom to implement Stage 1 loadshedding from 08:00 until 16:00 tomorrow, thereafter Stage 2 until 22:00
Sunday, 06 September 2020: Starting at midday today, Eskom reduced loadshedding to Stage 1, which will last until 22:00 tonight. Tomorrow, Stage 1 loadshedding will resume at 08:00 and last until 16:00. It will then escalate to Stage 2 until 22:00.
 
This pattern will repeat on Tuesday, with a high likelihood for Wednesday as well. Eskom will continue to communicate timeously should there be any changes as the system remains unreliable and vulnerable.  
 
Loadshedding was necessary this weekend in order to replenish the emergency generation reserves, which were depleted over the past week. Eskom expects several generation units to return to service during the next few days which will help ease the supply constraints.
 
Unplanned breakdowns amount to 9 272MW of capacity, adding to the 6 314MW currently out on planned maintenance. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as possible.
 
We urge the people of South Africa to continue using electricity sparingly in order to assist Eskom to reduce the instance of loadshedding.
 
 
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