Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Saturday. Thereafter, loadshedding stages will vary over the weekend.

Friday, 08 December 2023: Due to the improved generation capacity available and the lower weekend demand, Stage 3 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Saturday morning. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented until 16:00. Please refer to the table below for the loadshedding schedule:

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

Unplanned outages are currently at 13 461MW of generating capacity, including the delays in returning to service a generating unit at Hendrina Power Station. The capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 7 321MW.

Approximately 2 100MW of generating capacity is anticipated to return to service by Monday morning. Eskom teams are working tirelessly to ensure that this additional generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.

Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand is 26 290MW. 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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