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Government Reports Significant Progress in the Battle Against Load Shedding

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Government Reports Significant Progress in the Battle Against Load Shedding

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa briefed the media in Pretoria on the progress of the Energy Action Plan in resolving South Africa’s energy crisis. He emphasized that South Africa is beginning to see a turning point in the crisis due to improved performance in Eskom’s generating fleet, leading to a temporary suspension of load shedding over the weekend and lower stages of planned power outages during the week.

Government Reports Significant Progress in the Battle Against Load Shedding

Sustained Improvement

Ramokgopa highlighted the sustained improvement over an extended period as a positive sign of progress. He commended the efforts of the team at Eskom and affirmed that the maintenance plans at Eskom are starting to yield positive results, even after a challenging period in September when load shedding was intensified due to maintenance outages.

Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain

The minister stated that the short-term pain experienced during intensified load shedding in September is now leading to long-term gain. The deliberate actions and investments in power units are producing gains, increasing the units’ efficiency, and reducing failures.

No Room for Complacency

While noting the encouraging signs, Ramokgopa emphasized the need to remain vigilant and not become complacent. He stressed the importance of the ongoing efforts to save the South African economy and ensure the reliability of power supply.

Engineering Solutions

The minister underscored that the improvements are a result of engineering solutions and investments made into power units to extend their load-carrying capacity and reduce failures. These investments are now yielding positive results, bringing South Africa closer to the design capacity of power units.

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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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