Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented at 05:00 – 16:00 on both Wednesday and Thursday, with lower stages of loadshedding implemented through the week.

Tuesday, 12 July 2022: Stage 3 loadshedding (previously communicated Stage 4) will be implemented at 05:00 -16:00 on Wednesday and Thursday. Between 16:00 and 00:00 on both days loadshedding will be implemented at Stage 4. Eskom anticipates lower stages of loadshedding to be implemented through the weekend as some units return to service. Should anything change in the intervening period, Eskom will communicate and implement any changes as may be necessary.

A unit each at Arnot, Camden and Kusile power stations tripped or were taken offline for repairs since last night, while another unit each at Kusile and Kendal power stations were returned to service. 

We currently have 3 934MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 867MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns. 

As the generation capacity shortages persist over the next few weeks, loadshedding will continue to be implemented at various stages. Eskom cautions the public that it will still take a few weeks for the power generation system to recover.

Eskom would like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially during these uncertain times on the power system.


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