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Eskom says expect no load shedding this week, but system remains vulnerable

Mar 25, 2019
Eskom says expect no load shedding this week, but system remains vulnerable

No loadshedding anticipated for the coming week due to the electricity system gradually improving

Port Elizabeth - After resorting to Stage 4 load shedding for most of last week, Eskom on Sunday announced that residents and businesses should not expect load shedding this week.

The power utility said that this is because it gradually managed to replenish diesel and water reserves at its power plants while imports of electricity from Mozambique's Cahora Basa increased to 850MW.

Eskom still warned that the system "remains tight and vulnerable", however the probability of load shedding is low.

 

Eskom announced the termination of load shedding early on Sunday. On Saturday, the power utility had implemented Stage 2 load shedding from 09h00 until 23h00 due to a shortage of capacity.

 

Eskom appeals to residents and businesses to continue saving power

“We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand,” the power utility said.

"We thank South Africans and all our customers for their ptience and cooperation during a difficult period."

For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za).

Eskom customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.

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