• November 20, 2023 8:07 am

Eskom Increases Load Shedding for the Weekend

Nov 20, 2023
Eskom Increases Load Shedding for the Weekend

Eskom has escalated load shedding to stage 3 on November 19. Stage 3 will be active from 09:00 today until 05:00 on Monday, November 20, interrupting the initial rotation between stages 1 and 2.

Eskom Increases Load Shedding for the Weekend

Plans for the Week

Eskom will reveal the power outlook for the upcoming week later today.

Koeberg Nuclear Station Update

Unit 1 at Koeberg, South Africa’s sole nuclear plant, has successfully reconnected to the grid. Its refurbishment faced delays, extending the completion from June to November 2023.

Impact and Capacity

Unit 1’s reconnection contributes nearly 1,000 MW or one stage of load shedding. Unit 2, operational during Unit 1’s outage, will undergo similar refurbishment once Unit 1’s commissioning tests conclude.

License Extension

Eskom aims to extend Koeberg’s operating life beyond its original 40 years. An extension application for an additional 20 years has been submitted to the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR).

Lessons Learned

Eskom notes the lessons from Unit 1’s refurbishment, anticipating reduced outage time for Unit 2.

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