Eskom Adjusts Load-Shedding Schedule: An Overview


Interruption Pause:
Eskom, South Africa’s primary electricity supplier, has announced a temporary cessation in its load-shedding operations starting at midnight. However, consumers are advised to anticipate resumption by 16:00 on Wednesday.

Load-Shedding Forecast:

  • Immediate Future: Eskom revealed, “Stage 3 load-shedding is anticipated to initiate from 16:00, continuing till 05:00 on Thursday.”
  • Subsequent Developments: Following this, the organization plans to transition to stage 1 load-shedding, in effect from 05:00 to 16:00.

Operational Improvements:
The decision to modify the load-shedding schedule is attributed to an enhanced generation capacity. An analytical overview:

  • Recent Operational Insights: Eskom successfully suspended load-shedding operations on two instances on Tuesday — firstly between midnight to 05:00 and later from 09:00 to 16:00. However, as per the strategy, Stage 3 was re-implemented post 16:00.
  • Technical Statistics: Eskom reports a decrease in system breakdowns, now recording 13,577MW of unavailable generation capacity. This is a noteworthy reduction from the previous 16,000MW earlier in the month, which necessitated regular stage 6 power curtailments.

Performance Metrics:
Awaiting detailed statistics for Tuesday’s peak demands, Monday’s data indicates a total availability of 31,495MW during the 18:41 evening peak. The actual demand stood at 30,893MW. Eskom’s strategic management resulted in a reduction of 3,309MW from the grid, enabling the organization to forgo diesel utilization in its open-cycle gas turbines.

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While Eskom’s enhanced performance and operational modifications are commendable, stakeholders and consumers are encouraged to remain informed and prepared for potential adjustments. Further updates will be disseminated as they emerge.

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