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Eskom Increases Load Shedding to Stage 3: Find Your Schedule

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Eskom Increases Load Shedding to Stage 3: Find Your Schedule

Eskom, South Africa’s power utility, has declared the implementation of Stage 3 load shedding commencing at 4 pm. This stage will continue until 5 am on the following Saturday. Subsequently, Stage 1 load shedding will be enforced from 5 am to 4 pm on Saturday, followed by Stage 2 until 5 am on Sunday.

Eskom Increases Load Shedding to Stage 3: Find Your Schedule

This cycle will persist until further notice. Eskom’s spokesperson, Daphne Mokwena, explained that unplanned outages have reached 17,507 MW, which includes the delayed return of Koeberg Unit 1.

Additionally, 4,783 MW of generating capacity is currently out of service for planned maintenance. In the past 24 hours, several generating units at various power stations have been taken offline for repairs, while others were returned to service.

Eskom is working diligently to restore additional generating units to service. The projected peak demand for electricity in the evening is 26,002 MW.

Efforts to Conserve Electricity

Eskom is encouraging the public to use electricity wisely and efficiently. This includes the practice of switching off geysers and pool pumps from 5 pm to 9 pm, which can reduce demand and relieve stress on the power system, potentially resulting in lower stages of load shedding.

City Power to Limit Load Shedding Duration

City Power, a municipal entity wholly owned by the City of Johannesburg, will soon assume responsibility for managing power outages previously overseen by Eskom.

As part of this transition, City Power intends to limit load shedding durations to two hours at a time, in contrast to Eskom’s four-hour time slots.

The change stems from an agreement between City Power and Eskom, where City Power will take charge of load shedding operations in most of its areas of supply, beginning on November 6, 2023.

This transition aims to enhance the management of load shedding within City Power’s jurisdiction.

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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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