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12 Aug 2015
10:04 am

Power grid stable, no load shedding Wednesday morning


The power system was stable on Wednesday morning, and would enable Eskom to perform maintenance without load shedding, the power utility said.

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“However, as a result of increased electricity demand in the evening and power stations’ units being on maintenance, the power system is expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (5pm – 9pm),” Eskom said.

“As temperatures drop, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm.” Eskom appealed to people to continue to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day and especially during the peak periods, from 6am to 10am and from 5pm to 9pm.

On Tuesday, the power utility said it was able to perform the necessary maintenance without load shedding.