Eskom announced it will be suspending load shedding from Monday, January 18 at 11 PM as generation capacity has improved.

“Eskom is pleased to inform the public that load-shedding will be suspended from 11pm tonight as the generation capacity has improved after the return of some generators to service,” said Eskom in a statement.

Over the past 24 hours, Eskom teams have successfully returned two generation units each at Kusile, Kriel, and one at Tutuka Power Stations to service.

“Another two generation units are expected to return to service tomorrow while emergency generation reserves have also adequately recovered,” continued the statement.

Eskom thanked South Africans for their patience and understanding but stressed the importance of using electricity sparingly as “the system is vulnerable and unpredictable.”

We currently have 4 920MW on planned maintenance, while another 13 897MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned maintenance, breakdowns and outage delays. Eskom teams are hard at work returning as much of this capacity to service as soon as possible.

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Imogen Searra