Thursday, 27 May 2021: Eskom would like to inform the public that it continues to experience severe supply constraints as the shortage of generation capacity still persists, caused by breakdowns in generation units and delays in others returning to service. While no loadshedding is anticipated at this point, Eskom could be forced to implement Stage 1 or, if necessary, Stage 2 loadshedding at short notice should any further breakdowns occur. This is most likely to occur between 17:00 and 22:00 in the evening.
Eskom would again like to appeal to the public to help the country get through these constraints by reducing the usage of electricity.
Breakdowns are currently totalling 14 711MW of capacity, while another 2 220MW is unavailable due to planned maintenance. Eskom teams are working tirelessly to return more generators to service.
Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the system.