Sunday, 23 October 2022: Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 12:00 on Sunday until 05:00 on Monday. Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 on Monday until 16:00, thereafter increasing to Stage 4 until 05:00 on Tuesday morning. Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 on Tuesday until 16:00, thereafter increasing to Stage 4 until 05:00 on Wednesday morning.
The emergency generation reserves are almost depleted, both the diesel and pumped storage dam levels. The higher loadshedding stages are required to help build up the emergency generation reserves during the week.
Eskom will publish a further update as soon as any significant changes occur.
During the weekend the breakdown of a generating unit each at Duvha, Kriel and Medupi power stations, as well as the delayed returns of a generating unit each at Camden, Kusile, Komati, and Kendal power stations have exacerbated current generation capacity shortages, forcing the escalation of loadshedding.
Eskom teams have returned a generating unit each at Grootvlei, Hendrina, Majuba, Matla and Tutuka power stations to service.
We currently have 6 004MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 961MW 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.