This is what loadshedding looks like


While planned maintenance remains the focus, phase 4 load shedding will be applied from Sunday afternoon at 4pm until Monday morning at 5am. After that, phase 3 load shedding will be applied from 05:00 to 16:00.

This pattern will repeat on Tuesday and beyond. Various phases of load shedding will be applied throughout the week.

A total of 16,646 MW is currently unavailable due to technical errors. A total of 5,107 MW were shut down for planned maintenance.

Over a period of 24 hours, no power is imported from Cahora Bassa, due to planned maintenance. It is expected to return to normal levels on Monday morning.

During the same period, a unit at Tutuka power station was switched off for repairs and a unit each at Duvha, Kendal, Kriel and two units at Arnot were brought back into service.

The delay in restarting one unit each at Hendrina, Kendal, Matimba and Matla has contributed to the current limitation in capacity.

Eskom teams are working tirelessly to switch these power generation units back on.

Eskom’s load outlook for the evening peak is 25,885 MW. The public is asked to turn off non-essential appliances and turn off geysers and pool pumps between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM.