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Joburg Load Shedding to Transition to Two-Hour Slots as City Power Assumes Control From Eskom

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Joburg Load Shedding to Transition to Two-Hour Slots as City Power Assumes Control from Eskom

In a significant operational shift, City Power will now manage load shedding, limiting slots to two hours, as it takes over load shedding operations from Eskom, effective November 6, 2023. This marks a notable departure from Eskom’s four-hour load shedding slots, reflecting a more tailored approach to minimize disruption for consumers.

Joburg Load Shedding to Transition to Two-Hour Slots as City Power Assumes Control From Eskom

Mutual Agreement Alters Load Shedding Blocks

This change in the management of load shedding operations in Johannesburg follows a mutual agreement between City Power and Eskom.

City Power will take over load shedding operations for most of its areas, including those previously managed by Eskom.

As a result, load shedding schedules and blocks will be adjusted, affecting areas under City Power in Johannesburg and Eskom across Gauteng.

Consistent Two-Hour Schedule for City Power Areas

Areas served by City Power will experience consistent two-hour load shedding schedules, even during stage 5 and higher levels of load shedding.

This adjustment aims to maintain a predictable and more manageable load shedding experience for residents and businesses.

Technical Exclusions in Certain Areas

Some areas will continue to be managed by Eskom due to the specific network configurations and technical complexities involved.

Notable areas where Eskom will retain control of load shedding include Tshepisong, Lufhereng (Roodepoort), Hoogland, Maroeladal, Morningside, Riverclub, Dainfern, Bloubosrand, Waterford Estate, Riverbend, Kyasands, Bellairspark (Randburg), Halfway House, Halfway Gardens, Vorna Valley, Willowway (Midrand), and Marlboro Transit Camp (Alexandra).

City Power and Eskom are actively exploring technical solutions to eventually transfer the load shedding operations of these remaining customers to City Power.

Commitment to Uninterrupted Power Supply

Both City Power and Eskom remain steadfast in their commitment to ensuring the security of the power supply is not compromised.

They will continue to collaborate with communities and stakeholders to guarantee uninterrupted electricity services, recognizing electricity as an essential service for all customers.

This transition in load shedding management signifies a proactive approach by City Power to enhance the efficiency and predictability of load shedding in its service areas, aiming to minimize inconvenience for residents and businesses during times of power constraints.

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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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