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Kusile Unit 1 Returns Early Nearing End of Load Shedding

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Kusile Unit 1 Returns Early Nearing End of Load Shedding

Eskom, the South African power utility, has announced that Kusile power station’s unit 1 has been brought back into service, a month and a half earlier than anticipated.

Kusile Unit 1 Returns Early Nearing End of Load Shedding

This development adds 800MW to the national power grid, building on the successful return of unit 3 in September, which has consistently delivered 800MW.

Together, these two units contribute 1,600MW to the grid, significantly improving the available electricity generation capacity. Eskom believes that these advancements signal progress in its efforts to reduce and eventually end load shedding.

Eskom previously indicated that while load shedding could continue during the warmer months, residents might expect lower levels of power cuts toward the end of 2023 and the beginning of the following year.

Minister of Electricity, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, has made a commitment to end load shedding by the close of 2024. Currently, South Africa is under Stage 2 load shedding, which involves scheduled power cuts starting daily at 4 pm.

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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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