Load Shedding: Eskom’s Weekly Plan
Eskom, South Africa’s primary electricity supplier, recently unveiled its load shedding program for the upcoming week. Notably, daytime power supply will continue uninterrupted.
The utility company stated it would commence stage 3 load shedding at 16:00 today, 25th June, lasting till midnight. The blackout protocol would then be suspended from midnight until 16:00 the following day. This pattern will persist daily until further updates, Eskom clarified.
Eskom’s Load Shedding Schedule:
- Sunday, 25 June: Stage 3 load shedding from 16:00 to 00:00
- Monday, 26 June: Load shedding suspended from 00:00 to 16:00, followed by Stage 3 load shedding from 16:00 to 00:00
- Tuesday, 27 June: Load shedding suspended from 00:00 to 16:00, followed by Stage 3 load shedding from 16:00 to 00:00
The company is poised to share a new schedule in case of any significant changes.
Power Outages: A Glance at Current Status
Eskom reported that it’s grappling with breakdowns affecting 16,524MW of its generating capacity, while planned maintenance has taken an additional 4,376MW off the grid.
The power supplier acknowledged, “Over the last 24 hours, a generating unit each at Hendrina, Kriel, and Medupi power stations were returned to service. In the same period, a generation unit each at Arnot and Medupi power stations were taken out of service due to breakdowns.”
Furthermore, delays in restoring units at Grootvlei, Hendrina, and Tutuka power stations are exacerbating capacity issues. Eskom’s teams are working relentlessly to address this over the forthcoming days.