On Friday morning, Eskom said that it remains on the edge of load shedding, but would only implement it if “absolutely necessary”.
Eskom did not implement loadshedding yesterday. The risk for loadshedding remains high for today but will only be implemented if absolutely necessary. Eskom will keep you updated. @CityPowerJhb @CityofJoburgZA @CityTshwane @City_Ekurhuleni @CityofCT @eThekwiniM @NMandelaBaymuni
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 1, 2019
The risk of loadshedding for Friday and the weekend remains high, according to Eskom.
Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019
No loadshedding was implemented today, however the risk of loadshedding for tomorrow and the weekend remains high @CityPowerJhb @City_Ekurhuleni @CityTshwane @CityofCT @eThekwiniM pic.twitter.com/yM5kN4f6gx
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) February 28, 2019
The power producer made the announcement via an e-mailed statement late on Thursday night.
“No loadshedding was implemented today (Thursday) due to some generating units returning to service, however the risk of loadshedding for [Friday] and the weekend remains high.
“As the power system remains tight and volatile, the risk of rotational loadshedding remains high for [Friday] as well as for the weekend when we need to replenish emergency reserves (water and diesel) to limit the possibility of loadshedding in the following week.
“Our maintenance teams continue to work around the clock to bring units back online.”
– African News Agency (ANA)