21 days and counting: Load shedding to remain suspended

21 days and counting: Load shedding to remain suspended

Eskom says load shedding will continue to be suspended until further notice.

Eskom suspends load shedding for three days in parts of Joburg

This follows a period of 21 consecutive days, and as of midday on Wednesday, 535 hours without planned power cuts. 

The utility says this is a result of sustained generation capacity, adequate emergency reserves, and reduced electricity demand from the grid. 

The last time Eskom achieved a similar milestone was in June 2022, when it managed 20 consecutive days without load shedding. 

"While Eskom acknowledges this milestone, it remains committed to the continued implementation of its Generation Operational Recovery Plan to reduce and ultimately eliminate loadshedding.

"Eskom will provide an update on Sunday or promptly communicate should any changes occur," said spokesperson Daphne Mokwena.

Mokwena says they are working hard to ensure the recovery of additional generating capacity by bringing units from unplanned outages and planned maintenance back into service as soon as possible.

"Unplanned outages account for 14 264MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 370MW.

"A total of 2,070MW of generating capacity is planned to be returned to service by Friday," she added.


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