Sunday, 11 February 2024: Over the past 48 hours, Eskom has successfully replenished its pumped storage dam levels and bringing back some generation units back to service. This enabled the reduction of loadshedding to Stage 5 from 12:00 midday until further notice. Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes to loadshedding should it be required.
Unplanned outages are at 17 595MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is at 6 885MW.
Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams continue to work diligently to ensure that a total of 3 200MW is returned to service by Wednesday evening.
Eskom’s evening peak demand tonight is 25 290MW.
We would like to appeal to members of the public to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00. This lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system, contributing to lower stages of loadshedding.