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While the system is still constrained, loadshedding has been suspended due to a marginal improvement in the generation capacity

Sunday, 29 May 2022: Due to a marginal improvement in the generation capacity, loadshedding has been suspended. While this is the case currently, 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.

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 4 331MW on planned maintenance, while another 13 805MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

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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