Follow-up: No loadshedding today after Eskom recovers power

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Eskom has suspended plans for stage one loadshedding today (Sunday) after its emergency generation reserves sufficiently recovered following stage two loadshedding on Saturday.

A statement on the power utility’s website reads: “Eskom is pleased to announce that no loadshedding will be implemented today (Sunday) as the emergency generation reserves have sufficiently recovered overnight. Eskom thanks the people for their understanding and support during the implementation of loadshedding.”

However, Eskom has urged the public to continue using electricity sparingly, saying the power system is still severely constrained.

“We currently have 8 229MW on planned maintenance, while another 10 661MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned maintenance. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these units to service as soon as possible,” Eskom explained in the statement.

The power utility’s officials will communicate should there be any significant changes to the power system.