- Eskom expects to return to service nine generation units during the weekend.
- These are a unit at Hendrina and two generation units each at Arnot, Duvha, Majuba and Tutuka power stations.
- The low weekend demand will assist in replenishing emergency reserves and together with the reduced weekend demand has enabled the state owned utility to suspend loadshedding at 22:00 tonight.
- The country has been under a loadhsedding programme over the last week which peaked at level 4 on Tuesday. Read more
The power system remains severely constrained and volatile and during next week, Eskom anticipates to continue relying on the use of emergency reserves to meet demand. Loadshedding is not ruled out.
Eskom currently has 5 353MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 912MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal