After recovering three generation units overnight, Eskom has announced that the supply constraints have eased sufficiently to allow for the suspension of loadshedding. This also means no loadshedding is anticipated for the rest of the weekend.
Three generators were returned to service at the Lethabo, Medupi and Kusile power stations while another unit at Kusile was taken offline for repairs.
Unplanned breakdowns stand at 8 750MW of capacity, adding to the 4 500MW currently out on planned maintenance.
While the supply constraints have eased for the rest of the weekend, Eskom would like to remind the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the aged generation infrastructure is unpredictable, unreliable and volatile.
Any significant deterioration in the generation performance may necessitate the implementation of loadshedding at short notice.