“The recovery progress is on track with maintenance teams working tirelessly to return units to service from planned and unplanned breakdowns,” Eskom said in a statement on Thursday.
“As a result, as of 5am this morning, unplanned breakdowns are below 10,500 MW. All units from Hendrina Power Station which had tripped on Monday, due to a transmission fault, have been successfully returned to service.”
The utility said its systems had improved as a result of several units being returned to service from planned or unplanned maintenance and emergency reserves were showing significant improvement.
Despite the improvement, residents were urged to use electricity wisely.
“Any unexpected shift such as unplanned breakdowns could result in load-shedding at short notice.”