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Eskom summer outlook: Lower stages of load shedding expected

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Eskom summer outlook: Lower stages of load shedding expected

Eskom summer outlook: Eskom’s summer forecast suggests that South Africa may experience reduced Eskom load shedding stage 6 in late 2023 and early 2024. Acting Group Chief Executive Calib Cassim explained that Eskom expects a lower Unplanned Capacity Loss Factor (UCLF), indicating fewer unplanned breakdowns during the summer season.

Eskom summer outlook: Lower stages of load shedding expected

However, Cassim cautioned that the possibility of higher load shedding stages cannot be ruled out.

Eskom’s base case scenario, with a UCLF of 14,500 MW, suggests a maximum of Stage 4 load shedding in the outlook. Cassim emphasized that this doesn’t guarantee the absence of Stage 6.

If unplanned outages escalate to the outer scenarios of 17,500 MW, Stage 6 Eskom load shading may be necessary to safeguard the grid’s integrity.

Cassim elaborated on why Eskom believes it can achieve a UCLF of 14,500 MW in the coming months.

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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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