Stage 2 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Sunday

Friday, 19 January 2024: Due to the return to service of a generation unit and the reduction of partial load losses, which resulted in an improvement in generation capacity, Stage 2 loadshedding (instead of Stage 3 loadshedding as previously communicated) will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Sunday, 21 January 2024. Thereafter, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 on Sunday. A further update will be provided on Sunday afternoon.

Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes should it be required.    

Unplanned outages reduced to 13 792MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance slightly increased to 8 484MW.

Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams will continue to work diligently to ensure that the 2 150MW of generating capacity is returned to service by Sunday evening.

Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand for Friday is 24 966MW.

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.


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