Sunday, 12 November 2023: Due to the shortage of generation capacity, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Monday. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00, followed by Stage 3 loadshedding until 05:00 on Tuesday. Please refer to the table below for the loadshedding schedule:
Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes to loadshedding should it be required.
Unplanned outages are currently at 17 270MW of generating capacity, including the delayed return to service of Koeberg Unit 1, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 265MW.
Approximately 5 300MW of generating capacity is anticipated to return to service this coming week. Eskom teams are working tirelessly to ensure that this additional generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.
Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand is 25 529MW. We would like to thank those who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00, as this lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system and contributes to lower stages of loadshedding.