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Weekend Load-Shedding Relief Amidst Eskom Diesel Consumption

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Weekend Load-Shedding Relief Amidst Eskom Diesel Consumption

Eskom has announced an extension of its load-shedding suspension until 16:00 on Sunday, October 29, 2023. This decision is attributed to several key factors.

Weekend Load-Shedding Relief Amidst Eskom Diesel Consumption

  • Generation Capacity: Eskom currently has sufficient generation capacity, including emergency reserves, which allows for the suspension of load-shedding.
  • Expected Return of Units: Eskom anticipates that several power generation units will be returned to service, further bolstering the available capacity.
  • Anticipated Lower Weekend Demand: Lower electricity demand over the weekend contributes to the decision to suspend load-shedding.

This extended break from load-shedding is a significant relief for South Africans, marking the longest period without such power interruptions since August 2022.

It began on Thursday, October 19, 2022, and was initially set to end on Monday, October 23, 2022.

However, Eskom extended the suspension multiple times, providing relief but also incurring additional operational costs.

During this period, Eskom had to run open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) during at least one evening peak period, consuming diesel.

Despite the extensions and the relief they bring, Eskom faced capacity shortfalls and a decline in available generating capacity during this time.

The situation reflects the ongoing challenges in maintaining a reliable power supply in South Africa.

The extended suspension of load-shedding provides temporary respite, but addressing the underlying issues remains a priority.

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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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