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Eskom Does Not Rule Out Stage 6 Load Shedding for the Summer Season

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Eskom Does Not Rule Out Stage 6 Load Shedding for the Summer Season

Eskom Stage 6 Load Shedding: Eskom’s summer load shedding outlook remains uncertain as the targeted reduction in unplanned load losses has not been achieved. Acting Eskom CEO Calib Cassim discussed the utility’s efforts to mitigate load shedding during a media briefing.

Eskom Does Not Rule Out Stage 6 Load Shedding for the Summer Season

Challenges in Load Shedding Control

  • Eskom is striving to minimize load shedding as much as possible with the primary objective of not exceeding stage 4 during the 2023 summer outlook.
  • However, Eskom cannot guarantee the avoidance of stage 6 load shedding if unplanned outages escalate to the outer scenarios, reaching 17,500 MW. In such cases, stage 6 may be used to protect the grid’s integrity.

Increasing Generation Capacity

  • Eskom is directing its efforts towards enhancing available generation capacity, including the addition of 2,880 MW from Kusile units.
  • To support the system, Eskom plans to utilize diesel burn at the open cycle gas turbines (OCGT).

Koeberg Steam Generator Progress

  • While progress is being made in the repair of Koeberg steam generators, their return on November 3 will not directly impact the increase in available power supply due to Unit 2 being taken offline shortly after Unit 1’s return.

Recovery Efforts in Western Cape

  • Eskom’s distribution group executive, Monde Bala, reported significant progress in repairing parts of the Western Cape affected by a recent storm.
  • Eskom teams are working diligently alongside the City of Cape Town to restore power to affected areas.

Conclusion

Eskom faces challenges in ensuring a stable power supply during the upcoming summer months. While efforts are underway to control load shedding and increase generation capacity, the possibility of stage 6 load shedding remains in the event of significant unplanned outages. Additionally, Eskom continues to assist in the recovery of power supply in storm-affected regions of the Western Cape.

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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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