Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Monday morning; thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented throughout the week ahead

Friday, 09 September 2022: Due to the loss of an additional 5 generating units this morning, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 this afternoon until 05:00 on Monday morning.  Thereafter, for the week ahead, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented continuously.

The additional loadshedding tonight is required to manage and recover the emergency generation reserves which have been utilised extensively over the past five days. Eskom therefore urges all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly.

Since this morning three generating units at Tutuka Power Station as well as two Kusile Power Station generating units tripped, necessitating the escalation in the stage of loadshedding. The delay in the return to service of Koeberg Unit 2 has exacerbated the capacity shortages. 

During this weekend, critical planned maintenance at Hydro de Cahorra Bassa in Mozambique, Lethabo, Majuba, Matimba and Camden power stations will be carried out in preparation for the week ahead.

We currently have 4 588MW on planned maintenance, while another 17 131MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

Eskom will hold a media briefing on Monday to update the public on the state of the power system. Any further significant changes will be promptly communicated.


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