Wednesday, 14 April 2021 11:43

Staff Reporter.

Power utility Eskom has announced no load shedding will take place on Wednesday, 14 April.

This is after Eskom implemented stage 2 load shedding from 9pm on Tuesday until 5am on Wednesday, citing reduced generation capacity.

In a statement, Eskom said it was not expecting any load shedding as generation capacity had recovered sufficiently overnight.

"A generation unit each at the Tutuka, Duvha, Medupi and Hendrina power stations successfully returned to service, helping to boost generation capacity," it said.

The power utility said two further generation units were expected to return to service later on Wednesday, while emergency generation reserves had been sufficiently replenished.

"Eskom would like to thank the public for their patience and regrets the inconvenience caused by the implementation of load shedding."

Of its generation capacity, Eskom has 4,775MW on planned maintenance, while another 11,616MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns and delays.

Eskom further noted that the possibility of load shedding remains elevated while it continues with maintenance.

"As such the system will continue to be constrained during this period."

Consumers are urged to continue to use electricity sparingly.

For those living in the major metros, they can check to see when they will be affected:

For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.

Smartphone users can also download the app EskomSePush to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented, as well as the times the area you are in will be off.