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Ramokgopa: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Ending Load Shedding

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Ramokgopa: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Ending Load Shedding

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa noted a remarkable amount of effort and substantial progress in addressing the nation’s energy crisis.

Ramokgopa: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Ending Load Shedding

Key Points:

  • Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa provided an update on South Africa’s Energy Action Plan.
  • Progress is evident in addressing the nation’s energy crisis.
  • While acknowledging improvements, Ramokgopa stressed that South Africa still faces challenges.
  • Sustained enhanced performance over an extended period is observed.
  • Ramokgopa highlighted the significance of this progress at multiple levels and psychologically.

Background:

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa delivered an update on the implementation of South Africa’s Energy Action Plan. The plan aims to address the nation’s energy crisis and improve the availability of electricity.

Exceptional Work and Progress:

Ramokgopa commended the exceptional effort invested in this endeavor and highlighted the progress being made in the energy sector. The commitment and diligence of the teams working on this initiative were acknowledged.

Turning a Corner but Not Out of the Woods:

While recognizing the positive developments, Ramokgopa emphasized that South Africa has turned a corner in dealing with the energy crisis. However, he cautioned that the country is not completely free from challenges, indicating that there is more work to be done.

Sustained Improved Performance:

Ramokgopa noted that South Africa is witnessing sustained improved performance in its energy sector over an extended period. This is seen as a promising sign that the nation is moving in the right direction in addressing its energy issues.

Psychological Significance:

The absence of sustained load shedding in recent times is considered significant at multiple levels, particularly from a psychological perspective. It signifies the possibility of overcoming load shedding as a long-standing issue.

Progress Under the Current Administration:

Ramokgopa highlighted that since the current administration took office, South Africa has not experienced a sustained period of load shedding. This indicates progress and provides hope for a more reliable energy supply in the future.

This update reflects the ongoing efforts to stabilize South Africa’s energy supply and the positive direction in which the country is heading in addressing its energy challenges.

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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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