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Eskom Escalates to Stage 3 Load Shedding: Your Weekend Schedule

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Eskom Escalates to Stage 3 Load Shedding: Your Weekend Schedule

Eskom has elevated the ongoing load shedding to Stage 3, spanning from 4 PM on Thursday until 5 AM on Saturday, citing a deficit in generation capacity.

Eskom Escalates to Stage 3 Load Shedding: Your Weekend Schedule

Scheduled Load Shedding Stages

Eskom’s spokesperson, Daphne Mokwena, outlines the forthcoming load shedding stages: Stage 2 from 05:00 on Sunday until 05:00 on Sunday, followed by Stage 1 until 16:00 on Sunday.

Current Outages and Anticipated Restoration

Mokwena discloses the current outage status, indicating 17,391MW of unplanned outages, including delays in reactivating four generating units, notably Koeberg Unit 1.

Furthermore, 4,654MW remains offline for planned maintenance. An expected return of 4,700MW of generating capacity is forecasted by Sunday evening, with Eskom diligently working to expedite these restorations.

Eskom’s Urgent Appeal and Energy Conservation

Eskom urges the public to conserve electricity efficiently by turning off geysers and pool pumps from 5 PM to 9 PM.

This conservation effort aims to reduce demand, alleviate strain on the power system, and potentially lower the severity of load shedding stages.

Minister’s Insights on Eskom’s Crisis

Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, attributes the current power cuts to challenges dating back to 1997, emphasizing that the responsibility for the ongoing crisis should not solely rest on the current Eskom management.

Ramokgopa addresses this during a briefing to the public enterprises committee, highlighting the need to address long-standing issues in the energy sector.

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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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