Possibly no load shedding this weekend - Eskom
Eskom has released a statement saying that their generators are running smoothly, and that there is a possibility that there will be no load shedding this weekend.
"The risk of load shedding is low to medium, because we do have some generators working optimally at this moment," spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said.
“The demand for electricity during weekends is usually low.”
However, Eskom may need to implement load shedding if any technical difficulties occur on one of their generators.
Eskom will keep the public updated throughout the day.
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South Africa’s power system will remain extremely constrained for this week with an extra load or fault leading to load-shedding, said Eskom.
Power utility, Eskom has said that it expects a low to medium chance of load-shedding for Wednesday, with the grid expected to become more strained during the evening.
Eskom has announced that the power grid is currently constrained but stable, and that there is no load shedding scheduled for Tuesday thus far.
Eskom has announced that the power supply is extremely constrained, however, no black outs are expected for the coming weekend.
Eskom has withdrawn its participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2015 event in Davos, Switzerland.
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