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Eskom vows not to cut power in December

By Charl Bosch - Oct 29, 2015
Eskom vows not to cut power in December

Power utility Eskom has said it would try to maintain a constant flow of electricity throughout the festive season.

In an interview with Eyewitness News, spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the utility, which has not implemented load shedding for over two months, would now be carrying out maintenance on Unit Six of its Medupi Power Station for the next three weeks.

“We have taken it offline for 21 days for what we call post commercial outage. It’s similar to when people buy new cars. After they’ve driven for around 3,000 km or so, you take it back to the dealership so that they can check whether everything is still working okay,” Phasiwe said.

Eskom has meanwhile indicated that while the national grid remains constrained, the risk of load shedding remains low.