Eskom faces a severe generation capacity shortage, prompting Stage 3 load shedding from 16:00 until 05:00 on Saturday. Afterward, Stage 2 load shedding will occur from 05:00 until 05:00 on Sunday, followed by Stage 1 until 16:00 on Sunday.
Stage 3 Load Shedding Till Saturday Varying Stages Later
Current Outage Situation
- Unplanned Outages: At 17,391MW, including delays in restoring four generating units like Koeberg Unit 1.
- Planned Maintenance: Capacity out of service is 4,654MW.
Return of Generating Capacity
Around 4,700MW is expected to be operational by Sunday evening. Eskom teams are tirelessly working to bring these units back online swiftly.
Load Forecast and Conservation Measures
Anticipated peak demand during the evening is 27,668MW. Gratitude to those conserving energy by switching off geysers and pool pumps between 17:00 and 21:00, which significantly reduces demand, easing pressure on the system and minimizing load shedding stages.