Load shedding unlikely on Saturday – Eskom

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

Load shedding is unlikely on Saturday, Eskom said.

“Eskom does not anticipate that there will be a need to load shed today [Saturday] as thepower system is currently stable,” the parastatal said in a statement on Saturday morning.

However, the system remained “vulnerable”, meaning that any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate the need to implement load shedding, it said.

Eskom had met the country’s electricity demand while operating its generation fleet in a sustainable manner for almost three weeks, resulting in no load shedding for 20 consecutive days.

“We appeal to all our customers to continue to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day but to be aware of the need to save more during the peak periods from [6am to 10am] and [5pm to 9pm].”


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