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Eskom Extends Load-Shedding Break: Updated Schedule

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Eskom Extends Load-Shedding Break: Updated Schedule

Eskom has decided to extend its load-shedding suspension, now spanning four consecutive days. The previously scheduled resumption of load shedding on Monday has been postponed until Tuesday. When load shedding does return, it will be at lower stages, with Stage 1 expected during the evenings and suspension during the day.

Eskom Extends Load-Shedding Break: Updated Schedule

Revised Load-Shedding Schedule

  • Sunday, 22 October: Suspended: 00h00 to 00h00
  • Monday, 23 October: Suspended: 00h00 to 00h00
  • Tuesday, 24 October: Suspended: 00h00 to 16h00, Stage 1: 16h00 to 00h00
  • Wednesday, 25 October: Stage 1: 00h00 to 05h00, Suspended: 05h00 to 16h00, Stage 1: 16h00 to 00h00
  • Thursday, 26 October: Stage 1: 00h00 to 05h00, Suspended: 05h00 to 16h00, Stage 1: 16h00 to 00h00

Current Generation Status

  • Breakdowns: 13,559MW
  • Planned maintenance: 4,765MW of generation capacity
  • Evening peak demand forecast: 25,054MW

Improved Fleet Performance and Breakdowns

Eskom’s energy availability factor has shown positive improvement, with plants performing better than in previous years.

Breakdowns have also decreased, which is crucial for limiting load shedding during the summer months.

The improvements are attributed to new units coming online at the Kusile power station.

Unit 2 is expected to return in November, and unit 5 is slated for synchronization in December.

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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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