Eskom has suspended load shedding until 17:00 on Tuesday, May 18.
In a statement, the power utility said this was due to an improvement in the power system.
“Eskom is pleased to announce that due to an improvement in the power system, load shedding will be suspended from 04:00 this morning.
“Over the past 24 hours, Eskom teams have returned seven generation units to service. This has helped ease the supply constraints and enabled Eskom to suspend load shedding at this point,” the utility said.
Eskom suspends loadshedding from 04:00 as generators return to service, however, the system remains vulnerable and stage 2 loadshedding will resume at 17:00 until 22:00 tonight@News24 @SABCNews @NewzroomAfrika @eNCA @IOL @ewnupdates @SundayTimesZA @SowetanLIVE pic.twitter.com/3n9CbYrYcV
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) May 18, 2021
Eskom said the power supply was not sufficient to fully supply the evening peak and, therefore, stage two load shedding will again be implemented from 17:00 until 22:00.
“The outlook for the remainder of the week is expected to improve as Eskom teams are working tirelessly to return more generators to service.
“We are currently experiencing high evening peaks, which is typical of the winter demand period. Should there be any further deterioration in the generation capacity, load shedding may be necessary, most likely between 17:00 and 22:00 during the winter period.
“Eskom would like to request the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system remains vulnerable,” said Eskom.
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