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Only 12 Days of Lights in 2023 Due to Load Shedding

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Only 12 Days of Lights in 2023 Due to Load Shedding

Out of the 312 days that have transpired in 2023, South Africa has witnessed an overwhelming 300 days of load shedding, leaving citizens with a mere 12 days of uninterrupted power supply.

Only 12 Days of Lights in 2023 Due to Load Shedding

Dim Prospects for Extended Electricity Usage

With only 53 days remaining in the year, the likelihood of reaching a total of 20 days with uninterrupted 24-hour electricity usage seems improbable. Load shedding has cast a shadow over the full utilization of the electricity that citizens pay for.

Data Insights on Load Shedding Impact

As of Wednesday, November 8, the accumulated hours of load shedding reached a staggering 6,215 hours. This data, meticulously compiled by independent data publication specialist The Outlier and load shedding schedule app EskomSePush, underscores the extensive disruptions faced by the nation.

Eskom’s Annual Report Highlights

Eskom’s latest annual report, covering the period from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023, reveals a stark reality.

South Africans have grappled with load shedding on 280 days during this financial year, a significant increase from the 65 days reported in the 2021/2022 financial year for the same period.

The full year, however, witnessed a total of 205 days of load shedding.

Despite Efforts, Load Shedding Persists

The elevated levels of load shedding in 2023 persist despite Eskom’s extensive use of open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs). OCGTs, considered the simplest application of gas combustion for power generation, have not proven sufficient to counter the challenges and maintain consistent electricity supply.

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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.

Eskom Loadshedding Today

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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