Lottery-free days continue

Henry

The carefree days of no shedding continue.

On Wednesday, after two consecutive weeks without load shedding, Eskom announced that load shedding remains suspended for the time being.

According to Eskom, the suspended load shedding is attributed to continued available generation capacity and sufficient emergency reserves.

The power supplier meanwhile plans to put 1,800 MW of generating capacity back into service on Friday.

Eskom will then provide an update by Sunday afternoon or announce any significant changes should they occur.

The expected demand during Wednesday’s evening peak at this stage stands at 26,816 MW.

Unplanned power outages currently stand at 13,807 MW, while planned maintenance currently takes 4,700 MW out of the grid.

This year there were already 1,639 hours (68 days) of load shedding.