Friday, 28 July 2023: Stage 4 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Saturday. Thereafter, various stages of loadshedding will be implemented until 05:00 on Monday. Please refer to the loadshedding table below for the schedule:
Eskom will publish another update should any significant changes occur.
Breakdowns have reduced to 16 686MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 3 966MW.
Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit at Camden, Duvha and two generating units at Kendal power stations were returned to service.
In the same period, a generating unit at Medupi and two generating units at Kriel power stations were taken offline for repairs.
The delay in returning to service a generating unit at Kendal, Majuba and two generating units at Tutuka power stations is contributing to the current capacity constraints.
Eskom teams are working tirelessly to return these generating units to service.
We appeal to the members of the public to assist in reducing demand ahead of the anticipated cold weather 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.