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Ramokgopa Reports Significant Improvement in Load Shedding Situation



improvement in load-shedding intensity

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa addressed the media on Monday, highlighting a significant improvement in load-shedding intensity since implementing the Energy Action Plan. Despite the country experiencing rotational stage 3 and 2 load shedding, Ramokgopa emphasised progress. He noted concerted efforts on priority power stations such as Kusile, Kendal, Majuba, Matla, Tutuka, and Duvha, resulting in a recovery of 3,510MW by January 2024, as per Jacaranda FM.

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Planned maintenance peaked between December 2023 and January 2024, reaching an average of 18% of the generation capacity, aiming to enhance fleet reliability for long-term energy security. Ramokgopa pointed out a reduction of load-shedding hours by approximately 600 between December 2022 and February 2023, indicating a positive trajectory in load-shedding frequency and intensity. The focus, he stressed, remains on sustaining this improvement in the generation fleet’s performance.

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