No load shedding expected on Sunday – Eskom

Eskom was hoping to start a fourth week of no load shedding on Sunday morning.

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

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

Eskom had met the country’s electricity demand while operating its generation fleet in a sustainable manner for three weeks, resulting in no load shedding for 21 consecutive days, it said.

“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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