Sunday, 10 September 2023: As planned maintenance remains to be a focus area, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Monday. This will be followed by Stage 3 loadshedding from 05:00 until 16:00 on Monday. This pattern will be repeated on Tuesday and thereafter, various stages of loadshedding will be implemented during the week. Please refer to the loadshedding table below for the schedule:
Eskom will publish another update should any significant changes occur.
Breakdowns are currently at 16 646MW of generating capacity while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 107MW.
Over a period of 24 hours, no power is being imported from Cahora Bassa due to planned maintenance. This is expected to return to normal levels tomorrow morning.
In the same period, a generating unit at Tutuka Power Station was taken offline for repairs and a generating unit each at Duvha, Kendal, Kriel and two generating units at Arnot power stations were returned to service.
The delay in returning to service a generating unit each at Hendrina, Kendal, Matimba and Matla power stations is also contributing to the current capacity constraints.
Eskom teams are working tirelessly to return these generating units to service.
Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand is 25 885MW. We appeal to the members of the public to continue reducing demand by switching off non-essential appliances. 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.