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Eskom Increases Load Shedding for the Weekend

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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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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.

For Further Notice Visit Official Site 

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