Eskom suspends loadshedding

Eskom teams have announced that they have successfully returned four generation units to service, helping to relieve pressure on the system.

They said yesterday on press statement that the generation units returned more than 1 500MW capacity to the system.

“This took total generation capacity returned to the system since 10 July to
more than 3 500MW. Available capacity has risen to more than 34 000MW, the highest so far this year,” said Eskom’s spokesperson Sikonathi Mantsantsa.

We have also been able to replenish our emergency reserves, which are crucial to protect the national grid from the
possibility of multiple generation unit trips, added Mantsantsa.

The power utility says, this is sufficient to enable Eskom to suspend this period of loadshedding, with no loadshedding expected for the rest of the week.

“While we are able to suspend this current period of loadshedding, Eskom urges the public to continue reducing the usage of heating appliances, geysers and other appliances as the system remains
unpredictable and unreliable,” concluded Mantsantsa.