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Eskom on Course to End Load-Shedding as Another Kusile Unit Returns to Service

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Eskom on Course to End Load-Shedding as Another Kusile Unit Returns to Service

Unit 1 at Kusile power station has been successfully brought back into operation, and this occurred one and a half months ahead of the initial schedule. This development was confirmed by Eskom, the South African power utility, which stated that the return of Unit 1 has contributed an additional 800MW of electricity to the national grid.

Eskom on Course to End Load-Shedding as Another Kusile Unit Returns to Service

Furthermore, Kusile Unit 3 was already brought back online on September 30 and has been consistently supplying 800MW of power.

The combined return of these two units, totaling 1,600MW, is considered a significant improvement in the available electricity generation capacity.

The need to temporarily shut down these units arose in October of the previous year when a section of Unit 1’s flue gas duct experienced a failure.

Eskom has been relying on these units’ return to help mitigate the severity of load-shedding, which has been a significant concern  for consumers in South Africa.

Eskom views the successful return of these units as a positive step toward reducing and ultimately ending load-shedding, which has been a significant challenge for the country.

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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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