South Africa loadshedding Eskom
South Africa load shedding. Photo: iStockPhoto

Loadshedding will be implemented daily at 16:00 – 00:00 (4pm to midnight) from Monday to Wednesday, Eskom announced on Sunday. The power utility says it endeavouring to “limit load-shedding to night-time to have minimal impact on the economy and population.”

“The loadshedding will be used to replenish emergency generation reserves during the night to bolster generation capacity. Eskom will publish a further update on Wednesday afternoon, or as soon as any significant changes occur.”

Since Saturday two generation units at Kriel and a unit each at Kendal, Komati, Lethabo, Majuba and Matla power stations have returned to service.

A generating unit each at Kendal and Kusile power stations were taken offline for repairs.

“We currently have 5 487MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 061MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns,” said Eskom.