- Eskom teams have successfully returned four generation units to service, helping to relieve pressure on the system.
- These generation units returned more than 1 500MW capacity to the system.
- This took total generation capacity returned to the system since 10 July to more than 3 500MW.
Available capacity has risen to more than 34 000MW, the highest so far this year. We have also been able to replenish our emergency reserves, which are crucial to protect the national grid from the possibility of multiple generation unit trips.
This is sufficient to enable Eskom to suspend this period of loadshedding, with no loadshedding expected for the rest of the week. However, they are unable to suspend load-shedding permanently.
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Eskom urges the public to continue reducing the usage of heating appliances, geysers and other appliances as the system remains unpredictable and unreliable.
Author: GBA News Desk