Eskom said Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented on MONDAY.
STAGE 3 LOAD SHEDDING WILL CONTINUE
The power utility said load shedding was necessary due to persistently high levels of breakdowns.
Following the shutdown of Camden Power Station in Mpumalanga due to demineralised water contamination last week, the first of seven generating units returned to service on Saturday evening.
On Sunday, Eskom said that the remaining units that suffered breakdowns are anticipated to return to service over the next eight days, while one will remain on planned maintenance.
A generating unit each at Kusile and Majuba power stations was returned to service. A generating unit each at Duvha, Kendal, Komati, Kusile, Matimba, Lethabo and Tutuka power stations was taken offline for repairs.
“The delay in returning two generating units at Kendal power station and one generating unit at Tutuka power station to the grid has added to the capacity constraint.
“Emergency generation facilities have been adequately replenished.”
It furthermore said it has 6 893MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 168MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
HERE IS YOUR LATEST SCHEDULE:
For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.
RAMAPHOSA URGED SOUTH AFRICANS TO GET ROOFTOP SOLAR
President Cyril Ramaphosa said they intend to enable businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar to generate electricity.
He said South Africa has a great abundance of sun that should be used to generate electricity.
“There is significant potential for households and businesses to install rooftop solar and connect this power to the grid.
“To incentivise greater uptake of rooftop solar, Eskom will develop rules and a pricing structure – known as a feed-in tariff – for all commercial and residential installations on its network.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa
Meanwhile, Eskom plans to apply for a MASSIVE tariff increase from 1 April 2023/24. This was recently announced.
ESKOM MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT
The tariff application is under consideration by Nersa, which must make a final decision by Christmas eve at the latest.
It is believed that public hearings will be held next week. Eskom’s announcement on Thursday was to inform the public that it had updated its tariff application for the financial years 2024 and 2025.