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Eskom Extends Relief by Suspending Load Shedding Until Sunday

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Eskom Extends Relief by Suspending Load Shedding Until Sunday

Eskom, South Africa’s power utility, has decided to extend the suspension of load shedding until 4:00 PM on Sunday. This is a significant development for South Africans who have been dealing with an energy crisis. Eskom’s decision to continue the suspension is attributed to several key factors:

Eskom Extends Relief by Suspending Load Shedding Until Sunday

Sufficient Generation Capacity:

Eskom now has enough capacity to meet the country’s electricity demands. This includes both their normal generation capacity and additional emergency reserves.

Anticipated Return of Units:

Some of Eskom’s generating units are expected to be back in service. This will contribute to the overall capacity and help maintain the suspension of load shedding.

Lower Weekend Demand:

Anticipated lower electricity demand over the weekend plays a role in the decision. Weekends typically see reduced industrial and commercial power usage.

Eskom emphasizes that it will continue to monitor the power system and will provide a week-ahead outlook on Sunday.

This indicates that they are keeping a close watch on the situation and will adjust their plans accordingly.

In an additional move to combat load shedding, Eskom recently launched the cross-border standard offer programme (CBSOP), which allows short-term energy purchases from neighboring countries and cross-border Independent Power Producers (IPPs).

Through this initiative, Eskom aims to add 1,000 MW of electricity to the national grid, reducing capacity constraints.

The extension of the load shedding suspension is seen as a positive step, providing relief to South Africans while the power utility takes steps to address the ongoing energy crisis.

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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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