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Eskom Extends Load Shedding Suspension Until Tuesday

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Eskom Extends Load Shedding Suspension Until Tuesday

While South Africa celebrates the Springboks’ success in reaching the Rugby World Cup finals, Eskom, the nation’s power utility, brings further good news by extending the suspension of load shedding. This extension follows Eskom’s initial announcement on October 19 that load shedding would be suspended until Monday, providing South Africans with some unexpected relief.

Eskom Extends Load Shedding Suspension Until Tuesday

Reasons for Extension

The continuous improvement in Eskom’s generation fleet performance and the complete recovery of emergency reserves have now extended the suspension of load shedding. This fortuitous development benefits South Africans, offering them a reprieve from scheduled power cuts.

Load Shedding Schedule

On Tuesday, the return of load shedding is scheduled for 4 pm and will continue until 5 am on Wednesday. After this period, load shedding will be suspended from 5 am to 4 pm.

Stage 1 load shedding will resume from 4 pm to 5 am on Thursday. This pattern will be repeated daily until further notice, as Eskom closely monitors the situation.

Current Capacity and Demand

Eskom currently manages breakdowns totaling 13,559MW, while planned maintenance affects 4,765MW of generation capacity. The demand forecast for the evening peak stands at 25,054MW. Eskom remains prepared to communicate any significant changes promptly.

Positive Update on Kusile Power Station Unit 1

In addition to the extended suspension of load shedding, Eskom recently confirmed that the Kusile power station unit 1 has returned to service, surpassing expectations by being operational a month and a half ahead of the anticipated timeline. This further contributes to the improved power supply situation.

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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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