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Eskom to Temporarily Suspend Load Shedding on Sunday: Weekend Schedule Explained

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Eskom to Temporarily Suspend Load Shedding on Sunday: Weekend Schedule Explained

Eskom has revealed its load shedding schedule for the upcoming weekend, assuring the public that the disruptions will be minimal and even suspended for a brief period. This comes amid ongoing challenges faced by the embattled power utility.

Eskom to Temporarily Suspend Load Shedding on Sunday: Weekend Schedule Explained

Low-Stage Load Shedding for the Weekend

  • Stage 2 Load Shedding (Friday to Saturday): Eskom initiated Stage 2 load shedding at 5 am on Friday and will maintain it until 5 am on Saturday. The primary purpose is to facilitate the replenishment of pumped storage dams.
  • Stage 1 Load Shedding (Saturday to Sunday): Starting from 5 am on Saturday, Eskom will implement Stage 1 load shedding, which will continue until 5 am on Sunday.
  • Load Shedding Suspension (Sunday Afternoon): On Sunday, there will be a temporary respite from load shedding, with a suspension from 5 am until 4 pm.
  • Resumption of Stage 1 (Sunday to Monday): Load shedding will resume at Stage 1 from 4 pm on Sunday and persist until 5 am on Monday.

CEO Search Continues

  • Leadership Vacancy: Eskom continues its quest to appoint a new Group CEO after the departure of André de Ruyter in February. Calib Cassim, the former CFO, has been serving as the acting CEO for six months.
  • Minister’s Involvement: Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan received a recommended frontrunner from the board but rejected it, asserting the need for a shortlist of three candidates. This decision has led to a revisit of the CEO selection process.
  • Gordhan’s Response: Minister Gordhan refutes claims of interference, emphasizing that he has not meddled in the Eskom board’s efforts to appoint a new CEO. He maintains that the board should adhere to proper protocols.

Conclusion:

Eskom’s weekend load shedding plan aims to minimize disruptions during a busy sports weekend, with promises of low stages and temporary suspensions.

The search for a new CEO continues as Eskom grapples with ongoing challenges. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan denies allegations of interference in the CEO selection process, asserting the importance of proper procedures.

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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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