Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Tuesday. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will resume until 16:00 on Tuesday.

Monday, 29 January 2024: Over the past 24 hours, five generation units were taken offline for repairs. Additionally, the return to service of two generating units that were on planned maintenance was delayed due to an opportunity to perform preventative maintenance. These factors have contributed to the shortage of available capacity necessitating the implementation of Stage 3 loadshedding from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Tuesday. Thereafter, loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 2 until 16:00 on Tuesday. This pattern of Stage 2 loadshedding from 05:00 until 16:00 and Stage 3 loadshedding from 16:00 until 05:00 will be repeated daily until further notice. Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes to loadshedding should it be required.

Unplanned outages are at 16 473MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is at 7 521MW.

Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams will continue to work diligently to ensure that the 1 600MW of generating capacity is returned to service by Wednesday as planned.

Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand tonight is 26 411MW.

We would like to appeal to the members of the public to continue reducing demand by switching off non-essential appliances. We would also like to thank those who heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00. This lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system, contributing to lower stages of loadshedding.


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