Tuesday, 01 November 2022: Stage 2 loadshedding will continue to be implemented on a daily basis at 16:00 – 05:00 until Friday. Stage 1 loadshedding will then be implemented daily at 05:00 – 16:00 until Friday. The increase in loadshedding is mainly due to the need to preserve emergency generation reserves, the delay in returning four generating units to service while many running units are operating at reduced capacity due to technical faults.
Eskom will publish a further update as soon as there are any significant changes.
The delay in the return of two generating units at Camden, one unit each at Kendal and Matimba power stations have contributed to the generation capacity shortages.
We currently have 3 945MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 499MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
Loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns.