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Eskom Reduces Loadshedding Levels over the Weekend

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Eskom Reduces Loadshedding Levels over the Weekend

Eskom Reduces Loadshedding Levels over the Weekend. Eskom is implementing reduced levels of load-shedding over the weekend, citing improvements in generating capacity.

The power utility attributes these gains to the return to service of a generating unit and a decrease in partial load losses. This has led to a reduction in broken-down generating capacity to 13,792MW. However, the capacity out of service for planned maintenance has slightly increased to 8,484MW.

Eskom Reduces Loadshedding Levels over the Weekend

Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand on Friday is 24,966MW. Instead of implementing stage 3 load-shedding during the evenings and early morning, Eskom will maintain stage 2 load-shedding throughout Friday and Saturday (January 19 and 20), as well as the early morning hours of Sunday (January 21).

On Sunday at 05:00, Eskom plans to decrease load-shedding to stage 1, lasting until 16:00. An update on the load-shedding outlook will be provided on Sunday afternoon. The utility aims to have 2,150MW of generating capacity restored by Sunday evening.

Below is the load-shedding timetable for the weekend starting Friday, January 19, 2024:

Load-shedding from 19 January 2024

  • Friday, January 19, 2024: Stage 2 (Daytime and Evening Peak)
  • Saturday, January 20, 2024: Stage 2 (Daytime and Evening Peak)
  • Sunday, January 21, 2024: Stage 1 (Daytime), Evening Peak to be confirmed (TBC)

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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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