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Eskom actually not planning loadshedding in September and October

Sep 20, 2019
Eskom actually not planning loadshedding in September and October

Port Elizabeth - Power utility, Eskom, has assured residents and businesses that there is no planned loadshedding expected in September or October as indicated by the Democratic Alliance statement issued on Thursday.

"We have not communicated to any stakeholder that there will be loadshedding," the power utility said.

"Eskom communicated its summer plan on the 4th September 2019 at a media briefing held at Megawatt Park, where we indicated that while no loadshedding is expected over summer the risk however remains as the system is still tight and vulnerable, as we ramp up plant maintenance.

"Following a statement by the Democratic Alliance’s regarding possible loadshedding, Eskom’s Acting Group Chief Executive Mr Jabu Mabuza is open to discuss details with Ms Mazzone."

Eskom says it continues to encourage residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly.

"Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand," the utility said.

"We will keep customers informed if there are any changes to the system."

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