Sunday, 09 October 2022: Loadshedding will be implemented daily at 16:00 – 00:00 from Monday to Wednesday. To the extent possible, Eskom will endeavour to limit loadshedding to night-time to have minimal impact on the economy and population. The loadshedding will be used to replenish emergency generation reserves during the night to bolster generation capacity. Eskom will publish a further update on Wednesday afternoon, or as soon as any significant changes occur.
Since Saturday two generation units at Kriel and a unit each at Kendal, Komati, Lethabo, Majuba and Matla power stations have returned to service.
A generating unit each at Kendal and Kusile power stations were taken offline for repairs.
We currently have 5 487MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 061MW 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.