Expect no load shedding on Wednesday

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

While the power alert indicated the grid was under some strain in the morning, Eskom said that it did not expect to implement load shedding on Wednesday. In the past 53 days, the power utility has only implemented Stage 1 load shedding for 2 hours 30 minutes.

"The power system is currently stable and, as a result, no load shedding is anticipated today.

"The stability of the system has enabled technicians to carry out the requisite maintenance of our power generating units. 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," the power utility said.

"Customers are encouraged to continue to use electricity efficiently throughout the day and to encourage friends and family to do the same.

"We will continue to provide regular updates on the state of the power system through various media platforms."