Thursday, 11 February 2021: Eskom is pleased to inform the public that no loadshedding will be implemented today as the generation capacity has sufficiently recovered. Over the past 24 hours Eskom teams successfully returned four generation units to service, helping ease the capacity constraints sufficiently to enable us to not require loadshedding. Another five units are expected to return to service during the next two days. The loadshedding of the past two days has also enabled Eskom to adequately replenish the emergency generation reserves.
Eskom would like to thank the people of South Africa for their patience and support during the loadshedding, which is implemented as a last resort in order to protect the integrity of the system.
As previously communicated, Eskom continues to implement reliability maintenance during this period, and as such the system will continue to be constrained, with the risk of loadshedding remaining elevated. We currently have 4 928MW of capacity on planned maintenance, while another 13 217MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
Eskom requests the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system remains vulnerable and unpredictable.
Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system.