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Eskom Extends Suspension of Load Shedding – Check the Schedule Here

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Eskom Extends Suspension of Load Shedding – Check the Schedule Here

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, has announced the continuation of its suspension of load shedding during the daytime hours. This decision comes amidst efforts to maintain Eskom lower stages of rolling blackouts despite a prevailing heatwave in many parts of the country.

Eskom Extends Suspension of Load Shedding – Check the Schedule Here

Evening Resumption of Rolling Blackouts

According to Eskom Crisis Communication Manager Menzi Mngomezulu, starting from Monday evening, the rolling blackouts will resume. The schedule for the load shedding is as follows:

  • Load shedding remains suspended until 16:00 on Monday.
  • Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 16:00 on Monday until 05:00 on Tuesday.
  • Load shedding will once again be suspended from 05:00 until 16:00 on Tuesday.

This pattern of suspending load shedding during the day and implementing stage 2 load shedding during the night will continue on a daily basis until further notice.

Communication of Changes

Mngomezulu assured that Eskom will communicate any significant changes that may occur in the load shedding schedule, providing transparency and updates to the public.

Government’s Energy Action Plan

In related news, the Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, is set to host a weekly media briefing on Monday. During this briefing, he will update South Africans on the implementation of the Energy Action Plan (EAP), a government initiative aimed at addressing the energy crisis.

Optimism About Summer Load Shedding

Despite the ongoing challenges, Minister Ramokgopa expressed optimism about the power situation during the summer season. He noted that the country has made progress in addressing the power cuts and suggested that the restoration of more units at the Kusile power station in the coming months could lead to additional energy capacity.

Kusile Power Station

Kusile power station’s units 1, 2, and 3 had been idled for nearly a year due to safety concerns and licensing restrictions. This shutdown resulted in a significant loss of approximately 2,400 megawatts (MW) from the national grid.

However, Minister Ramokgopa mentioned that the other two units of Kusile are expected to return online around November 3, which could help alleviate the intensity of load shedding in the short term.

This update provides important information about Eskom’s load shedding schedule, the ongoing efforts to manage the power crisis, and the potential for additional energy capacity with the restoration of units at the Kusile power station.

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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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