Sunday, 04 June 2023: Due to the lower demand and improved available generation capacity, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 this afternoon until 05:00 on Monday. Thereafter, loadshedding will be suspended until 16:00 on Monday. Stage 4 loadshedding will resume at 16:00 until 05:00 on Tuesday, followed by Stage 1 loadshedding until 16:00. This pattern will be repeated daily until further notice.
During the low demand periods overnight, loadshedding may be suspended for a few hours to manage the system. Eskom will publish another update as soon as any significant changes occur.
Breakdowns have reduced to 15 846MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 2 239MW.
Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit each at Kendal, Kriel, Matla and two generating units at Lethabo power stations were returned to service. Cahora Bassa was returned to service during the same period after a failure on Friday afternoon.
In the same period, a generation unit each at Arnot, Camden and Medupi power stations were taken out of service due to breakdowns. The further delays in returning to service a generating unit at Grootvlei, Hendrina, Majuba and Tutuka power stations are contributing to the current capacity constraints. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return these generating units to service over the next few days.
We thank those South Africans who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers from 17:00 to 21:00, in helping to alleviate the pressure on the power system and contributing to lower stages of loadshedding.