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Eskom to implement Stage 1 loadshedding from 16:00 until 22:00 tomorrow
Tuesday, 08 September 2020: Having successfully returned four generation units to service today, no loadshedding was implemented as the generation capacity improved. While two more units are expected to return to service tomorrow, another two units will be taken offline tonight for urgent maintenance. As a result, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 until 22:00 tomorrow.
 
Eskom will continue to communicate timeously should there be any changes as the system remains unreliable and vulnerable.
 
Unplanned breakdowns amount to 9 424MW of capacity, adding to the 5 246MW 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.
 
 
ENDS