Stage 2 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 16:00 on Wednesday

Monday, 15 January 2024: Eskom Power Station General Managers and their team’s efforts in returning units to service over the past weekend resulted in the improvement in generation capacity. This, combined with the slightly lower than anticipated electricity demand, allowed loadshedding to be suspended at 21:35 on Sunday night until 05:00 on Monday. The sustained improvement in generation capacity and the anticipated lower demand also necessitated the implementation of Stage 2 loadshedding at 12:00 midday today until 16:00 on Wednesday, 17 January 2024. A further update will be provided on Wednesday afternoon.

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

Unplanned outages are currently at 13 449MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 8 383MW.

Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams will continue to work diligently to ensure that the 739MW of generating capacity is returned to service by this evening, as planned.

Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand for Monday is 25 507MW.

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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