Eskom not expecting any load shedding on Wednesday

Eskom not expecting any load shedding on Wednesday

Eskom says it doesn’t expect any rolling blackouts on Wednesday.


The power utility was forces to implement load shedding between 9pm and 5am on Tuesday due to a lack of generating capacity. 

But it said on Wednesday morning that generation capacity has sufficiently recovered overnight to allow it to keep the lights on through the day. 

“A generation unit each at the Tutuka, Duvha, Medupi and Hendrina power stations successfully returned to service, helping to boost generation capacity,” said Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha. 

“A further two generation units are expected to return to service later today. Emergency generation reserves were also sufficiently replenished.”

Mantshatsha said the utility had 4 775MW on planned maintenance on Wednesday morning, while another 11 616MW of capacity was unavailable due to breakdowns and delays.

 “The possibility of load shedding remains elevated while Eskom continues to implement reliability maintenance, and as such the system will continue to be constrained during this period.”

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