Tuesday, 19 April 2022: As previously communicated, loadshedding was increased to Stage 4 this morning as a result of the failure of two additional generation units. Loadshedding will, regretfully, continue until 05:00 on Friday morning. Eskom will continue to adjust the stage of loadshedding depending on the level of breakdowns. Loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore request the public to continue using electricity sparingly, as we strive to return units to service.
A generation unit each at the Tutuka and Majuba power stations tripped this morning, adding to the failures of a unit each that had tripped at Tutuka, Camden, Matla and two units at Majuba yesterday.
Since Monday a unit each at Hendrina, Medupi, Tutuka, Arnot and two at Camden power stations have been returned to service.
We currently have 5 124MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 519MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned breakdowns.
Eskom would like to apologise for the implementation of loadshedding. The power system remains unpredictable, and Eskom will continue to closely monitor the power system and promptly inform the public should there be any significant developments.