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Only 12 Days Without Load Shedding in 2023



Only 12 Days Without Load Shedding in 2023

Out of the 312 days that have unfolded in 2023, South Africa has encountered the disruptive presence of load shedding on a staggering 300 days. This frequent disruption has significantly impacted the daily lives of citizens, raising concerns about the reliability of the power supply infrastructure in the country.

Only 12 Days Without Load Shedding in 2023

Limited Respite: Only 12 Days Without Load Shedding

Despite the multitude of days that have passed, South Africans have experienced a mere 12 days without the imposition of load shedding.

This scarcity of uninterrupted power supply highlights the severity of the situation and the challenges faced by the nation in maintaining consistent electricity access.

Dim Prospects for the Remaining 53 Days

With only 53 days left in the current year, the likelihood of reaching a total of 20 days with uninterrupted 24-hour electricity usage seems bleak.

The persistent nature of load shedding poses a continued strain on households, businesses, and essential services.

Data Insights: Hours Endured and Source

As of Wednesday, November 8, the cumulative hours endured by the country due to load shedding reached an alarming total of 6,215 hours.

This data, meticulously compiled by independent data publication specialist The Outlier and load shedding schedule app EskomSePush, sheds light on the extensive disruptions faced by the nation.

Eskom’s Annual Report: A Bleak Picture

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.

Challenges Despite Open-Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGTs) Usage

Despite the extensive utilization of open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs), considered the simplest application of gas combustion for power generation, the challenges persist. OCGTs, meant to alleviate power shortages, have not been sufficient to mitigate the widespread and prolonged load shedding experienced throughout the year.

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced



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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