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Eskom says no loadshedding expected on Monday as more units come online

Feb 24, 2020
Eskom says no loadshedding expected on Monday as more units come online

Port Elizabeth - No loadshedding is expected on Monday, Eskom advised South Africans. The power utility said that this is because it expects additional power generating units to return to service later on Monday.

While Eskom's Emergency Reserves are at adequate levels, the return of these units will further help it avoid resorting to loadshedding.





Eskom reminded South Africans that there is a possibility of increased loadshedding over the next 18 months as we are conducting critical maintenance to restore the ageing plant to good health.       

It appealed to customers to continue to use electricity sparingly and to assist us in reducing demand:

  • Set air-conditioners’ average temperature at 23ºC  
  • Switch off your geysers over peak periods  
  • Use the cold water tap rather than using the geyser every time  
  • Set your swimming pool pump cycle to run twice a day, three hours at a time 
  • At the end of the day, turn off computers, copiers, printers and fax machines at the switch. 

"We appeal to customers to revisit their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za) or local municipal websites, depending on their electricity supplier, to review amendments."

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