While no loadshedding is currently being anticipated tonight, loadshedding may be implemented at short notice should there be any significant breakdowns

Tuesday, 31 May 2022: While no loadshedding is currently anticipated, Eskom cautions the public that due to the continued shortage of generation capacity, the power system remains constrained for this evening. Should there be any further significant breakdowns, loadshedding might be required at short notice, most likely during the evening peak of 17:00 – 22:00.  

Eskom will continue to closely monitor the system, adjust and communicate any changes as may be necessary. We appeal to all South Africans to help limit the impact of the shortages by continuing to reduce the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.

We currently have 1 976MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 398MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

Eskom cautions the public that as the shortage of generation capacity persists, the system will continue to be constrained with an elevated risk of loadshedding over the coming weeks.

We 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 between 05:00 – 09:00 in the mornings and 16:00 – 22:00 in the evenings.

ENDS

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