Friday, 29 October 2021

Johannesburg: Eskom said it is pleased to announce that loadshedding will be suspended from 20:00 this evening as generation capacity has sufficiently recovered and the demand reduces over the long weekend.

Over the past 24 hours Eskom teams have returned three generation units to service. This, together with the expected long weekend demand, has sufficiently reduced the constraints on the system, allowing Eskom to suspend loadshedding.

A unit each at the Majuba, Arnot and Tutuka power stations have returned to service, allowing further replenishment of emergency generation reserves to acceptable levels.

Eskom said that the total breakdowns currently amount to 14 618MW while planned maintenance is 4 855MW of capacity.

Eskom would like to remind customers and the public that loadshedding is implemented as a last resort to maintain the stability of the power system.

“We would like again to apologise for the inconvenience caused to the people of South Africa, particularly the education fraternity who is negatively affected by the loadshedding while sitting for the matriculation exams.” said Eskom.

Eskom requests the public to continue using electricity sparingly and will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system.