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Eskom Simplified Approach to Reducing Load Shedding by Four Stages

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Eskom Simplified Approach to Reducing Load Shedding by Four Stages

At the Green Energy Africa Summit, Eskom’s Managing Director of the transmission division, Segomoco Scheepers, emphasized that strategic management of South Africa’s transmission network could unleash additional renewable energy capacity, providing more electricity for the nation.

Eskom Simplified Approach to Reducing Load Shedding by Four Stages

By implementing a curtailment system, Eskom can enhance the transmission network’s ability to accommodate renewable generators, potentially adding up to 4GW of capacity, which could alleviate up to four stages of load shedding.

Scheepers noted that in regions with high renewable energy potential, such as the Eastern, Western, and Northern Cape, less than 10% curtailment could yield an extra 4GW of generation capacity.

However, he emphasized the importance of discussing this strategy with regulators and stakeholders and securing their approval to avoid system destabilization due to excessive generation during low-demand periods.

Eskom Simplified Approach to Reducing Load Shedding by Four Stages Simplified Approach to Reducing Load Shedding by Four Stagestransmission division aims to systematically address its connection obligations, assessing the cumulative impact of renewable allocations before approval to prevent the system from being put at risk.

Scheepers highlighted the significance of decarbonization and energy security in the country’s future, with the transmission grid playing a critical role in these endeavors.

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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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