Thursday, 20 October 2022: Previously, we had communicated that Stage 3 loadshedding will be suspended at 05:00 on Friday. However, Stage 3 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until further notice. The delay in the return to service of a generating unit each at Duvha, Grootvlei, Kendal and two units at Tutuka power stations, as well as breakdowns of a unit each at Kusile and Komati power stations have necessitated this escalation of loadshedding. Currently, there are no units in service at Kusile Power Station due to breakdowns on three units while one unit is out of service on planned maintenance.
Eskom will publish a further update as soon as any significant changes occur.
We currently have 5 146MW on planned maintenance, while another 17 408MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
Loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns.