Tuesday, 08 March 2022: Due to the unreliability of the generators, and to prevent a higher stage of loadshedding, Stage 2 load shedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Saturday 12 March. Eskom would like to apologise for the implementation of loadshedding, and will continuously review the situation and act appropriately as circumstances change.
Since yesterday evening Eskom teams have returned four generation units to service. Two other units were, however, taken offline for repairs. A further two units are expected to return to service today while an additional four units are expected to return to service by the weekend.
Total breakdowns amount to 16 505MW while planned maintenance is 5 505MW of capacity.
Eskom appeals to all South Africans to help us limit the impact of loadshedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.
We will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system.