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Eskom Suspends Daytime Load Shedding for the Weekend

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Eskom Suspends Daytime Load Shedding for the Weekend

Eskom Suspends Daytime Load Shedding: Eskom spokesperson Daphne Mokwena announced the suspension of rolling blackouts from 5 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. However, stage 2 load shedding will resume from 4 pm to 5 am on both Saturday and Sunday, following the continuation of stage 3 load shedding on Saturday evening. Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes in load shedding requirements.

Eskom Suspends Daytime Load Shedding for the Weekend

Breakdowns and Maintenance

Currently, Eskom reports breakdowns affecting 14,266 MW of generating capacity, with 5,388 MW of capacity out of service for planned maintenance. Over the past 24 hours, generating units at Arnot, Duvha, Ingula, and Vanderkloof power stations were taken offline for repairs, while a unit at Hendrina Power Station was returned to service. Eskom teams are working diligently to bring additional generating units back into service.

Reducing Demand

Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand is 27,606 MW. Eskom appeals to the public to continue reducing demand by turning off non-essential appliances. The utility encourages South Africans to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 5 pm to 9 pm, which helps lower demand and contributes to reduced levels of load shedding.

Summer Load Shedding Outlook

Eskom’s acting CEO, Calib Cassim, indicated that South Africa can expect lower stages of load shedding towards the end of the year until March 31, 2024. The aim is to keep load shedding to a minimum, with the goal of not exceeding stage 4 by maintaining unplanned load losses within the 14,500 MW scenario for this year’s summer outlook.

Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is expected to host a weekly media briefing on Sunday to provide updates on the implementation of the Energy Action Plan (EAP).

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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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