Eskom confirms load-shedding to be suspended on Thursday, but warns system constraints remain

13th October 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Power utility Eskom on Wednesday evening confirmed that load-shedding would be suspended from 05:00 on Thursday morning, but warned that there were still significant risks to some generating units, which could force Eskom to implement load-shedding at short notice should it lose further generation capacity.

"We have used the past six days of load-shedding to conduct some repairs to generating units and to continue with the maintenance programme.

"While Eskom teams have returned some generation units to service since Friday, helping to reduce the pressure on the system, 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," it warned in a statement.

Eskom urged the public to continue using electricity sparingly to minimise the possibility of further load-shedding.