Eskom’s Load Shedding Suspension Extended

Ongoing Power Supply Resilience


Eskom has announced an extension of the current pause on load shedding, attributing this positive trend to robust generation capabilities and well-managed emergency reserves.

Key Updates:

  • Steady Supply: The suspension follows a two-week period of uninterrupted service, thanks to efficient generation and reserve management.
  • Capacity Boost: An additional 1,800MW is expected to bolster the grid by Friday, enhancing overall power availability.

Current Stats:

  • Demand and Outages: This evening’s peak demand is projected at 26,816MW, with unplanned outages at 13,807MW and planned maintenance at 4,700MW.

Government Commendation: Electricity Minister Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa lauded Eskom’s strategic efforts to fortify the nation’s electricity supply, as part of the broader Energy Action Plan. Emphasizing the significance of ongoing maintenance, Ramokgopa highlighted recent steps to take a substantial portion of generation capacity offline for upgrades and repairs, which are now beginning to yield positive results.

Looking Ahead: As winter approaches, more generation units are expected to return to service, promising enhanced grid stability and capacity. Eskom and the Electricity Ministry’s proactive measures signify a hopeful trajectory towards mitigating power shortages and maintaining reliable electricity for South Africans.

Accessing Load Shedding Schedules

We are pleased to inform you that accessing load shedding schedules tailored to your specific area is now simplified, thanks to Loadshedding.com.

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How to Access the Schedule:

  1. Visit Load shedding Schedule.
  2. Enter your suburb name to view the schedule for upcoming days.

If you’re uncertain about your suburb’s name, kindly refer to Eskom’s Loadshedding Site for assistance.

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