Friday, 18 November 2022: The implementation of loadshedding will be maintained at Stage 4 until further notice. The higher stage of loadshedding is mainly due to the high level of breakdowns and the depleted emergency generation reserves.
Changes in the stages of loadshedding will be more erratic due to the absence of the buffer that is normally provided by the diesel generation capacity between generating unit breakdowns. Eskom will publish a further update as soon as there are any significant changes.
Since Friday morning a generating unit each at Kendal and Kriel power stations were taken offline for repairs. Delays in returning to service a unit each at Arnot, Grootvlei, Hendrina and Tutuka power stations have contributed to the capacity constraints.
A generating unit each at Camden, Kriel, Tutuka and two units at Majuba power stations were returned to service.
We currently have 4 887MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 320MW 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.