Expect a load shedding free Wednesday

JULY 29, 2015

The power system is currently stable enabling Eskom to perform maintenance without load shedding, said the power utility on Wednesday.

However, as a result of increased electricity demand in the evening and power stations’ units being on maintenance, the power system is expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (5pm – 9pm).

“As we are currently experiencing cold weather conditions across the country, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm,” said Eskom.

In winter the electricity demand peaks in the morning and evening as more electricity is used during these times. Eskom 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