Eskom Extends Load Shedding Suspension Through Monday: Eskom, the South African power utility, has decided to prolong the suspension of Eskom load shedding until Monday evening, October 2nd. This decision is attributed to improved generation performance and lower-than-expected electricity demand.
Eskom Extends Load Shedding Suspension Through Monday
Kusile Unit 3 Returns to Service Ahead of Schedule
Eskom celebrates a significant achievement with the return to service of Kusile Power Station’s Unit 3. This unit was brought back online two months earlier than planned, contributing an additional 800MW to the national grid.
Eskom views this development as a crucial step in its ongoing efforts to alleviate and eventually eliminate load shedding.
Positive Decision on Emission Licence Appeal
The switch-on of Kusile Unit 3 was made possible by receiving a favorable decision regarding the Kusile Atmospheric Emission Licence (AEL) appeal from the Minister of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) and the Nkangala District Municipality. ]
Eskom initially projected the return of Unit 3 by the end of November 2023 but has successfully expedited the process.
Implications for Load Shedding
With Unit 3 back in operation and further progress expected, Eskom anticipates improvements in available generation capacity.
This development may play a pivotal role in reducing and ultimately ending load shedding, benefiting the nation’s power supply stability. Eskom will closely monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.