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Ramokgopa Emphasizes Private Sector Role in Expanding Eskom Transmission System

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Ramokgopa Emphasizes Private Sector Role in Expanding Eskom Transmission System

Eskom’s Transmission System: The expansion and strengthening of Eskom’s transmission network in Eskom South Africa will require a substantial allocation of resources, necessitating a partnership between the government and the private sector. Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa emphasized this point during a media briefing on the country’s Energy Action Plan.

Ramokgopa Emphasizes Private Sector Role in Expanding Eskom Transmission System

Private Sector Liquidity and Renewable Energy Integration

Ramokgopa highlighted the need to tap into the liquidity available in the private sector to facilitate the expansion of the grid. This expansion is essential to accommodate the rollout of renewable energy solutions across the country, including those that have yet to be connected to the grid due to transmission constraints.

Avoiding Past Mistakes

Drawing from past experiences in the energy sector, Ramokgopa stressed the importance of avoiding the mistakes made on the generation side. He emphasized that relying solely on the private sector to resolve generation capacity issues was not a viable approach. Instead, active government involvement and collaboration are essential to create favorable conditions.

Commitment to Planned Maintenance

The Minister reaffirmed the commitment to carrying out planned maintenance on generating units to prevent potential failures in the future. This dedication to maintenance aims to maximize the available capacity and minimize disruptions.

Unplanned Capacity Loss Factor Progress

Ramokgopa noted that Eskom’s Unplanned Capacity Loss Factor (UCLF) showed progress, averaging approximately 13,751MW for the week of September 18-22. Efforts are underway to consistently reduce this figure further, with the goal of going below 13,000MW. Reducing UCLF contributes to increased available capacity and helps mitigate the impact of planned maintenance.

Challenges in Load Shedding Stages

The Minister acknowledged an increase in load shedding stages on a recent Monday, citing various reasons, including challenges faced in the Western Cape due to adverse weather conditions. He mentioned that Palmiet power station was significantly affected by these conditions, leading to operational difficulties.

Exemption for Storm-Affected Areas

In response to recent storms, parts of the Western and Eastern Cape were exempted from load shedding to support recovery efforts in these provinces.

The government’s proactive approach, coupled with private sector collaboration, aims to address critical infrastructure needs and improve the resilience of South Africa’s energy network.

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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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