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1 Mar 2019
8:15 am

Eskom will only implement load shedding if ‘absolutely necessary’ today

Citizen reporter and ANA

'Our maintenance teams continue to work around the clock to bring units back online,' the power utility says.

Eskom problems. Picture: Twitter

On Friday morning, Eskom said that it remains on the edge of load shedding, but would only implement it if “absolutely necessary”.

The risk of loadshedding for Friday and the weekend remains high, according to Eskom.

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)

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