South Africa’s Power System Remains Constrained; Loadshedding Possible

By Onalenna Mhlongo

As the power generation system is still constrained and vulnerable, the possibility of load shedding still remains, says Eskom.

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“During peak hours we are utilising emergency generation reserves to supplement supply, and [we] may have to implement load shedding at short notice should the power generation system deteriorate,” said the power utility in a statement on Tuesday.

Unplanned breakdowns or outages were at 10 639MW as of Tuesday afternoon while as at planned maintenance outages were at 5 101MW.


The power utility has urged South Africans to cooperate in managing electricity consumption with care to help minimise load shedding.

Customers have been requested to continue to use electricity sparingly. – SAnews.gov.za