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City Power Assumes Control of Load Shedding in Johannesburg Ending Prolonged Blackouts

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City Power Assumes Control of Load Shedding in Johannesburg Ending Prolonged Blackouts

Starting next Monday, City Power, the municipal utility of Johannesburg, will take control of load shedding operations in the city. This move aims to reduce the duration of load shedding for residents who previously experienced four-hour blackouts, even at Stage 1 of load shedding.

City Power Assumes Control of Load Shedding in Johannesburg Ending Prolonged Blackouts

With City Power in charge, residents will now only face two-hour blackouts, even during higher load shedding stages.

In a joint statement with Eskom, City Power explained that they would take over load shedding operations for most of their supply areas, which were previously managed by Eskom.

They clarified that areas load shed by City Power would continue with two-hour schedules, even during Stages 5 and higher of load shedding.

However, some areas will still be managed by Eskom due to network configurations and technical complexities.

These areas include Tshepisong, Lufhereng (Roodepoort), Hoogland, Maroeladal, Morningside, Riverclub, Dainfern, Bloubosrand, Waterford Estate, Riverbend, Kya Sands, Bellairspark (Randburg), Halfway House, Halfway Gardens, Vorna Valley, Willaway (Midrand), and the Marlboro Transit Camp (Alexandra).

City Power and Eskom emphasized their commitment to ensuring a secure electricity supply and adhering to distribution licensing conditions to safeguard the national grid’s integrity and stability.

They plan to explore technical solutions for City Power to take over load shedding operations for its remaining customers.

The revised load shedding schedules will be available on both the City Power and Eskom websites from next Monday. Additionally, City Power reported increased demand for electricity due to the cold weather, leading to overcurrent and overloading issues in the network.

The utility faced a surge in outage calls across Johannesburg and anticipates that weather conditions and higher load shedding stages may contribute to further network overloading.

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Until 05:00 on Tuesday, stage 4 loadshedding will continue. Until further notice, Stage 2 and 4 loadshedding will take place.

Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Monday, 10 July 2023: Stage 4 loadshedding is being implemented until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday due to increased demand. On Wednesday, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 until 05:00, followed by Stage 2 loadshedding from 05:00 to 14:00.

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There will be a daily implementation of this pattern until further notice. A new update will be published if any significant changes are made.

As of now, 14 252MW of generating capacity has been damaged by breakdowns, while 4 118MW of generating capacity has been out of service for planned maintenance.

As of today, Duvha, Hendrina, Kendal, Kriel, Matimba and Medupi power stations have each reactivated a generating unit.

The Arnot and Tutuka power stations each had a generation unit out of service due to a breakdown during the same period.

Tutuka Power Station’s current capacity constraints are due to the delay in resuming two generating units. In order to restore service to the generating units, Eskom teams are working around the clock.

Members of the public are being encouraged to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, and we want to thank the people who do heed the call. During the period between 17:00 and 21:00, please turn off your geysers and pool pumps as this reduces demand, alleviates pressure on the power system, and contributes to fewer stages of load-shedding.

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