Tuesday, 05 July 2022: While some generation units have been returned to service over the past few days, this is not sufficient to suspend loadshedding as other generation units have had to be taken offline for repairs. Loadshedding will therefore continue being implemented at varying stages during the next few weeks as the generation capacity shortages persist. Eskom cautions the public that it will still take a few weeks for the power generation system to fully recover to pre-strike levels. Eskom will communicate and implement any changes as may be necessary.
Depending on several possibilities – including the workforce fully returning to work to conduct much needed repairs to equipment – it is anticipated loadshedding will gradually be lowered to Stage 2 by the weekend.
Over the next two days, loadshedding will be implemented as follows:
We currently have 2 754MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 807MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
Eskom thanks all workers who have reported for duty and who continue to perform diligently under extremely challenging conditions.
Eskom would like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially during these uncertain times on the power system.