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Weekend Loadshedding Outlook 20-21-22/02/2015

20:50 22/05/2015: Last Stage 1 loadshedding stint has ended.

13:00 22/02/2015: Eskom: “STAGE 1  load shedding will be implemented from 16:00 to 22:00.
On Stage 1 loadshedding it is generally not required off Sol Plaatje to introduce rolling blackouts, only geysers are shed.

07:00 22/02/2015: Eskom “Due to additional power station units returning to service overnight, please note that there will be no load shedding this morning”
“The prognosis for this evening is medium to high dependent on the performance of the power plant.”

07:00 21/02/20015:  Loadshedding downgraded to STAGE 1 for today.  No Rolling Blackouts expected.
This is because some power station units which have been returned to service.
On Stage 1 loadshedding it is generally not required off Sol Plaatje to introduce rolling blackouts, only geysers are shed.

17:30 20/02/2015: Eskom announced STAGE 2 loadshedding for SATURDAY, 21/02/2015 from 08:00 to 22:00 and STAGE 1 for SUNDAY, 22/02/2015 from 08:00 to 22:00.
SCHEDULE BELOW:

07:00 20/02/2015: There is a  high probability that demand may exceeding supply today, Saturday & Sunday, raising the loadshedding risk to high for this weekend.  This is according to energy industry expert Chris Yelland , MD of EE Publishers
The official Eskom statement this morning: “Today we have a medium to high risk of loadshedding. Any unexpected changes on the already constrained power system could result in load shedding. Please continue to use electricity sparingly.

On Stage 1 loadshedding it is generally not required off Sol Plaatje to introduce rolling blackouts, only geysers are shed.

On Stage 2 loadshedding two hour long rolling blackouts are introduced according to the Stage 2 Schedule.

 

Extracts from the Official Eskom System Status bulletin releason Thursday, 19/02/2015
Friday, 20 February: The capacity available to meet tomorrow’s evening peak demand is 28 924 MW (including open cycle gas turbines) while demand is forecast at 29 915 MW.
Saturday, 21 February: The capacity available to meet that evening’s peak demand is 27 514 MW (including open cycle gas turbines) while demand is forecast at 28 751 MW.
Sunday (22 February): The capacity available to meet that evening’s peak demand is 27 774 MW (including open cycle gas turbines) while demand is forecast at 28 817 MW.
We urge customers to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day to help ease pressure on the system. Peak demand and available capacity for the rest of this week is forecast at (please note that these are estimates and will likely differ from the actual figures)

Eskom System Status Bulletin

On Stage 1 loadshedding it is generally not required off Sol Plaatje to introduce rolling blackouts, only geysers are shed.

On Stage 2 loadshedding two hour long rolling blackouts are introduced according to the Stage 2 Schedule.

On Stage 3 loadshedding the whole City is switch off or 2.5 hours 3 times a day, according to the Stage 3 Schedule.

 

 

Kimberley Load Shedding Schedules: https://www.kimberley.org.za/load-shedding-schedule-kimberley-sol-plaatje-municipality/

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