Loadshedding will be suspended at 05:00 on Thursday, but significant risks to the system remain and loadshedding could again be implemented at short notice pic.twitter.com/oNOWK3l8vU
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) October 13, 2021
The statement went on to say that while Eskom was able to suspend loadshedding, there are still significant risks to some generating units, which could force Eskom to implement loadshedding again.
“We have unfortunately suffered further breakdowns during the period. Although we have recovered some emergency generation reserve capacity to support the system, the recovery in generation capacity has not been sufficient to alleviate the system constraints,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, in addition to the Eskom planned maintenance programme, Hydro Cahora Bassa also started its planned annual maintenance outage on October 9, which resulted in a 650MW reduction in available capacity. Hydro Cahora Bassa is expected to be at full capacity by Friday morning. Total breakdowns currently amount to 14 868MW while planned maintenance is 5 277MW of capacity.