Eskom says it has suspended load shedding with effect from 05:00 on Thursday morning.
Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding from nine o’clock tonight to five o’clock tomorrow morning to replenish its emergency generation reserves after breakdowns of generating units at several power stations.
Only one unit out of six at the Kusile Power Station which is under construction in Mpumalanga is online and contributing to the national grid. Eskom management briefed members of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises who conducted an oversight visit at the power station.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says government has noted that load shedding presents a massive risk to the economy.
Ramaphosa has reassured South Africa that Eskom will remain the country’s main energy generator – despite announcing that Nersa’s licensing threshold for embedded generation projects will be increased to 100 megawatts.