Eskom, South Africa’s power utility, brings good news to the nation by extending the suspension of load shedding. The decision comes as a result of improved generation capacity and the full recovery of emergency reserves, providing South Africans with a temporary reprieve from scheduled power cuts.
Shedding Suspension Extended by Eskom
Extension of Load Shedding Suspension
Originally scheduled to resume on Monday, Eskom has now suspended load shedding until Tuesday. This extension of the suspension is a result of Eskom’s well-performing fleet and the complete recovery of emergency reserves, allowing for this welcome respite.
Load Shedding Schedule
On Tuesday, stage one of rolling power cuts will resume, starting at 16:00 and ending at 05:00 on Wednesday. After this period, load shedding will be suspended from 05:00 until 16:00, followed by another stage one load shedding session from 16:00 to 05:00 on Thursday. This daily pattern will continue until further notice.
Current Capacity and Demand
As of now, Eskom is managing breakdowns totaling 13,559MW, and planned maintenance affects 4,765MW of generation capacity. The demand forecast for the evening peak stands at 25,054MW. Eskom assures that any significant changes in the situation will be communicated promptly to the public.