Due to further improvement in generation performance and the notable strides made in replenishing water and diesel reserves, Eskom is not likely to implement loadshedding on Friday, 15 February 2019.
We thank South Africans and all our customers for working with us through a very difficult 5 days.
The power system however remains tight and vulnerable and while Eskom is making every effort to limit loadshedding, it could be implemented at short notice should there be a shift in plant performance. This could include a significant loss in generating plant due to unplanned technical breakdowns.
Although Eskom has rain readiness plans in place to manage the risk of wet coal, the recent heavy rains could also impact coal handling and feeding to the boilers with a potential impact on generation production. Eskom will keep customers informed should there be any changes that could increase the risk of loadshedding.