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Eskom Ushers in Stage 3 Load Shedding

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Eskom Ushers in Stage 3 Load Shedding

Eskom, South Africa’s major power utility, recently elevated its load-shedding level to stage 3 on Sunday. This decision was a transition from the previously implemented stage 1 load-shedding, with Eskom citing the need to replenish its emergency reserves as the cause for this elevation.

Eskom Ushers in Stage 3 Load Shedding

Duration of Stage 3 Load-Shedding

The escalated stage 3 load-shedding is expected to persist until Monday morning, according to Eskom’s statement.

The power utility indicated: “In order to replenish emergency reserves in preparation for the week ahead, stage 3 load-shedding will be implemented from 9 am this morning until 5 am on Monday.”

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Eskom further mentioned that they plan to communicate the forecast and plan for the upcoming week later on Sunday.

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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.

For Further Notice Visit Official Site 

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