Thursday, 14 July 2022: As previously communicated, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented at 16:00 – 24:00 this evening. Loadshedding will then be reduced to Stage 3 at 05:00 – 24:00 on Friday. It is anticipated Stages 1 and 2 will be required for Saturday, with Stage 2 loadshedding only implemented at 16:00 – 22:00 on Sunday. Should anything change in the intervening period, Eskom will communicate and implement any changes as may be necessary.
Eskom anticipates lower stages of loadshedding to be implemented next week as some units return to service. This will be confirmed closer to the time, or as major changes occur.
We currently have 4 501MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 320MW 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.