No loadshedding expected today

Monday, The power system is tight this morning, but we are working hard to stabilise our generation fleet in order to ensure that we meet today’s demand. We expect some units to come back on line during the day and we have adequate reserves for our emergency generators.

Unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 13 867MW as at 06h00 this morning. Should we lose some generation units during the day, we will use emergency reserves and may implement loadshedding in the evening. However, if we experience drastic changes in the system, loadshedding may be implemented earlier in the day.

It is important to note that the power system is vulnerable and volatile with an ageing fleet that requires higher levels of maintenance. Getting back to stability will take some time and we request our customers to work with us by reducing their demand while we work on improving the effectiveness of our maintenance.

We are hard at work to bring back generation units that were on planned maintenance and those that experienced breakdowns in order to increase available capacity. We are monitoring the system closely and we will continue to give periodic updates on the status of the power system as things may change at short notice. Let us all reduce our energy demand as far as possible in order to help avoid or reduce the level of loadshedding.

Source: Eskom