Eskom urges the public to reduce the consumption of electricity as the power system is severely
constrained due to the delay in returning units to service and the loss of multiple generation
Monday, 25 April 2022: While no loadshedding is currently being implemented, Eskom requests to the
public to reduce the consumption of electricity as any further losses of generation capacity would force
the implementation of loadshedding at very short notice. The loss of multiple generators over the
weekend, as well as delays in returning some generation units to service, has made for a very
constrained power system this afternoon.
Eskom is working on returning a generation unit each at Matimba, Duvha and Arnot power stations to
service before the evening peak.
Today a generation unit each at Arnot, Kendal, Matla and Tutuka power stations have been returned to
However, we will still be heavily reliant on emergency reserves to meet demand tonight. Emergency
reserves are healthy to assist in reducing the supply deficit.
We currently have 4 533MW on planned maintenance, while another 13 601MW of capacity is
unavailable due to breakdowns.
Eskom would again like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to
protect the national grid. We therefore request the public to continue using electricity sparingly to reduce
the occurrence of loadshedding.
We will promptly inform the public should there be any significant developments.