“No load-shedding for Winter”- Molefe

BY CHARL BOSCH - MAY 29, 2015

Eskom has announced that it won’t be implementing any load-shedding during winter and that only limited maintenance would be carried.

In a series of tweets, Acting CEO Brain Molefe said that the amount of work done during Summer had limited the need for the state-owned parastatal to introduce rolling blackouts, adding that Unit One of the Koeberg Nuclear Plant, which had been out of action since February, is expected to resume operations this coming weekend.

Molefe’s comments comes after the circulation of a WhatsApp message yesterday stating that load shedding would take place on a daily basis from 06h00-10h00 and again from 17h00-21h00 during the winter months.

The power utility has however branded the message a hoax.