Friday, 11 December 2020: Eskom requests the public to reduce electricity usage as the power generation system is severely constrained this evening and throughout the weekend. The capacity shortage has been caused by the loss of multiple generation units and high load losses, in addition to generation units that are already placed in planned maintenance.
We currently have 7 452MW on planned maintenance, while another 11 035MW of capacity is out on unplanned maintenance. Since last night, additional generating units have returned to service. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these units to service as soon as possible.
We urge the people of South Africa to continue using electricity sparingly in order to assist Eskom to reduce the risk of loadshedding.