Wednesday, 12 October 2022: Due to the persistent shortage of generation capacity, Stage 2 loadshedding will continue tonight and Thursday at 16:00 – 00:00. Stage 1 loadshedding will then be implemented on Friday at 16:00 – 00:00. To the extent possible, Eskom will endeavour to limit loadshedding to night-time to have minimal impact on the economy and population. Eskom will publish a further update on Friday afternoon, or as soon as any significant changes occur.
Since Tuesday a generation unit each at Camden, Kriel, Kusile, Matla and Medupi power stations were returned to service. Two generating units at Majuba and one at Tutuka power stations were taken offline for repairs.
We currently have 5 021MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 760MW 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.