Wednesday, 26 May 2021:Regrettably, Eskom will implement Stage 1 loadshedding starting at 17:00 this afternoon, until 22:00 tonight. This loadshedding is required as a result of a shortage in generation capacity due to breakdowns and delays in returning generator units to service.
This has resulted in the unplanned unavailability of 14 719MW of capacity. A further 2 220MW is unavailable due to planned maintenance.
Eskom teams are working to return more generators to service as soon as possible. Should the generators not return as expected, further loadshedding might be required during the week.
Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the system.
Eskom apologises to the public for any inconvenience caused.