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Stage 3 Load Shedding Implementation by Eskom: Latest Updates

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Stage 3 Load Shedding Implementation by Eskom: Latest Updates

Eskom has declared the implementation of Stage 3 load shedding starting from 9 am on Sunday. Originally, Stage 1 load shedding commenced at 5 am, scheduled to last until 4 pm. However, Eskom revised this plan and confirmed that Stage 3 load shedding will persist until Monday morning.

Stage 3 Load Shedding Implementation by Eskom: Latest Updates

Statement from Eskom

Eskom released a concise statement, indicating the shift to Stage 3 load shedding to replenish emergency reserves for the upcoming week.

They announced the duration of Stage 3 load shedding from Sunday morning until 5 am on Monday.

Additionally, Eskom mentioned that they would communicate the outlook for the following week later in the afternoon.

Koeberg Nuclear Power Station

Amidst the announcement of load shedding, one unit at the Koeberg nuclear power station, situated near Cape Town, returned online.

Unit 1, generating 920 megawatts (MW), was successfully synchronized to the electricity grid on Saturday. The unit was offline for almost a year, although the initial work duration was supposed to be six months.

Following the stabilization of Unit 1, Unit 2 is scheduled to be taken offline for a similar mechanical process involving the replacement of its steam generators.

Koeberg contributes around 5% of Eskom’s total electricity generated and has a capacity of 1860 MW.

Incoming Eskom CEO

The Eskom board chairperson, Mteto Nyati, recently replaced Mpho Makwana, who resigned.

Nyati informed Parliament that three candidates were being considered for the position of CEO, with the appointment expected to be finalized by the end of the year.

Calib Cassim currently holds the role of acting CEO following André de Ruyter’s departure in February.

De Ruyter cited apparent micromanagement by Minister Pravin Gordhan and challenges with the board as reasons for his resignation.

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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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