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JEDCO announces load shedding

By Charles K Mark


Juba Electricity Distribution Company (JEDCO) has announced a partial load shedding due to the high temperatures.

JEDCO stated in a statement that, due to the current Juba weather conditions, the demand for electricity has exceeded the power generation capacity.

The electricity distributor reported that the interference from the temperatures has resulted in frequent power interruptions over the past few days between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

“In order to maintain the available load and prevent a complete blackout, we have no choice but to implement partial load shedding between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. until the demand load is stable,” JEDCO expressed in the statement.

The power distributor apologized for the inconvenience the power blackout is likely to cause and any disruptions to their customers’ daily routines.

“We are working diligently to address this issue and improve the generation capacity,” the power company said.

Starting on March 4, 2024, affected feeders were disconnected from Dare-Salam, Munuki, and Mia Saba and affected Mauna and Munuki all the way to Thongping between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

At the same time interval, feeders A, ARC-5, ARC-3, and ARC-6 were on the 5th of March said to get disconnected and affected Jebel, Khor William, Giada, Kator, Souk Sita, Atlabara, Lologo II, Gumbo, and Sherikat.

Hai Amarat, Hai Tijaria, Ministries Areas, Buluk, Thongping, Kololo Area, Custom, Partial Mauna, Partial Rock City, Partial Nyokuron, Partial Jebel, Partial Souk Mamur, Partial Souk Kuma, and Partial Khor Williang will be affected today, March 6, 2024.

Meanwhile, JEDCO alerted that on March 7, 2024, areas such as Jebel, Khor Williang, Giada, Souk Sita, Kator, Atlabara, Lologo II, Gumbo, and Sherikat would be affected by the load shed at the same time frame mentioned above.

On March 8, 2024, JEDCO will disconnect feeders B-ARC-01, which will affect Tongping, Kololo, Hai Amarat, and Airport Road Areas from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

And lastly, the company said there will be a disconnection of feeders C at Dar-Salam, Munuki, and Mia Saba, which will affect Rock City, the entire Gudele, Gurei, and Hai Referendum on March 9, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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