Eskom failed to repair its promised generation capacity by Sunday

Loadshedding is set to continue as the return to service of some generation units has been delayed, Eskom said in a statement on Sunday afternoon.

However today (Monday), Eskom informed the public that loadshedding will be suspended from 23:00 tonight as the generation capacity has improved following the return of some generators to service.

Over the past 24 hours Eskom teams have successfully returned two generation units each at Kusile, Kriel, and one at Tutuka Power Stations to service.  Another two generation units are expected to return to service tomorrow while emergency generation reserves have also adequately recovered.

While the supply situation has improved at this point, Eskom would like to request the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system is vulnerable and unpredictable. As Eskom has regularly stated, the risk of loadshedding remains elevated while it conducts increased reliability maintenance.

Eskom currently has 4 920MW on planned maintenance, while another 13 897MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned maintenance, breakdowns and outage delays. Eskom claims its teams are hard at work returning as much of this capacity to service as soon as possible.

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