26 days of no load shedding


Eskom has been able to supply the country’s electricity needs and do maintenance without implementing load shedding for the past 26 days, it said on Friday.

“Our maintenance plan is aimed at increasing the reliability of our plant, and this will in turn increase our operating reserves and stabilise the grid,” it said.

In addition, no load shedding is anticipated today as the power system is currently stable. However, the system remains vulnerable, meaning that any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate the need to implement load shedding at short notice.

Eskom has appealed to all its customers to continue to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day but to be aware of the need to save more during the peak periods from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm.

Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks, can also make a big difference by switching off non-essential lights and not leaving office equipment such as photocopiers and computers in standby mode after hours. 

- SAnews.gov.za