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South Africa Progresses in Taming the Load Shedding Challenge Ramokgopa

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South Africa Progresses in Taming the Load Shedding Challenge Ramokgopa

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa provided an update on South Africa’s progress in addressing the ongoing challenge of load shedding and power generation. While acknowledging that the country has made significant strides, he emphasized that the journey is not yet complete.

South Africa Progresses in Taming the Load Shedding Challenge Ramokgopa

Reduced Load Shedding Intensity:

Ramokgopa highlighted that South Africa has seen a notable reduction in load shedding intensity. The goal is to minimize daytime load shedding and restrict any necessary outages to late afternoons, with a maximum limit of level 4 load shedding.

Optimistic Outlook:

Despite the remaining challenges, the minister expressed optimism, characterizing the ability to go without load shedding for an entire day as a psychological victory. This reflects the progress made in improving power generation and reliability.

Planned Maintenance Increase:

A key factor contributing to improved power reliability has been a rise in planned maintenance capacity. Ramokgopa noted that Eskom has increased its planned maintenance by about 2 gigawatts (GW), which enhances the system’s overall reliability.

Private-Sector Collaboration:

The minister recognized the contribution of the private sector in boosting the country’s energy framework. Collaborative efforts with private companies, such as the pilot project with Vodacom, have yielded substantial benefits.

Challenges to Address:

Ramokgopa also pointed out some pressing concerns. The proliferation of illegal electricity connections places significant stress on the distribution infrastructure. Additionally, the substantial municipal debt of R64 billion is affecting Eskom’s ability to invest in generation infrastructure.

Debt Resolution Measures:

The government is considering interventions to address municipal debt. These measures may include addressing illegal connections, implementing prepaid meter systems, and ensuring consistent municipal payments over 12 months.

Overall, the update indicates that South Africa is making progress in its efforts to overcome load shedding and improve energy reliability. Collaboration between the public and private sectors remains crucial in this endeavor.

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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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