Stage 4 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Thursday morning and will then be reduced to Stage 3 until 05:00 on Saturday morning.

Wednesday, 05 October 2022: The implementation of Stage 4 loadshedding will be maintained until 05:00 on Thursday morning. Loadshedding will then be reduced to Stage 3 until 05:00 on Saturday morning. The continued loadshedding is necessary due to the shortage of generation capacity as a result of persistent high levels of breakdowns, and to further replenish the emergency generation reserves. Eskom will publish a further update on Friday afternoon, or as soon as there are any significant changes.

A generation unit each at Arnot, Kriel, Lethabo, Matla as well as two units at Camden Power Station have returned to service since last night.

A generating unit each at Hendrina, Kendal and Majuba power stations were taken offline for repairs.  Furthermore, the delay in returning a generating unit each to service at Kendal, Komati and Tutuka power stations have added to the capacity constraints.

We currently have 6 647MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 692MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

Eskom apologises for the continued and unfortunate loadshedding, which is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns.


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