SA marks 40 consecutive days without load shedding

Monday marked exactly 40 days that South Africans are experiencing uninterrupted power supply.

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Eskom spokesperson Daphne Mokwena attributed the continuation of suspended loadshedding to ongoing sustained improvements in generation performance.

"Over the past few weeks, there has been a consistent and significant improvement in curbing unplanned outages - technically known as the Unplanned Capacity Loss Factor (UCLF) due to the success of the Generation Operational Recovery plan which commenced in March 2023.

"The unplanned outages are on a downward trajectory and are better compared to the same period last year. From 26 April 2024 to date, unplanned outages have reduced by close to 4 400MW from 15 523MW to 11 036MW.  There has been no increased usage in the Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGTs) for the period of the first week of May in relation to the last reported figures during the System Update on 26 April 2024."

 

Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa

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