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Eskom Suspends Load Shedding Until Monday Afternoon

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Eskom Suspends Load Shedding Until Monday Afternoon

Eskom, South Africa’s power utility, has provided a respite from load shedding by announcing a three-day suspension of rolling blackouts. The suspension will commence at 10 pm on Thursday and extend until 4 pm on Monday. During this period, the utility will not implement load shedding.

Eskom Suspends Load Shedding Until Monday Afternoon

Reason for Suspension

Eskom attributed the suspension of load shedding to the sustained strong performance of its generation fleet and the anticipated lower weekend energy demand.

The reduction in equipment breakdowns, totaling 12,925 MW, and planned maintenance of 4,889 MW of generation capacity, played a significant role in this decision.

Return of Kusile Units

The announcement coincides with the return of Kusile power station’s Unit 1, a month ahead of schedule. This unit will contribute an additional 800 MW of capacity to the national grid.

Economic Impact of Load Shedding

South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Edward Kieswetter estimated that the economy incurred losses of up to R150 billion due to load shedding.

Kieswetter emphasized that load shedding impedes economic growth, hampers productivity, and affects corporate profits, resulting in reduced corporate tax collections.

He stated that addressing the issue of load shedding is vital for the country’s economic well-being.

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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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