“The risk remains during the evening peak period (5pm to 9pm) when the demand for electricity increases. However, Eskom will inform customers should the possibility of load shedding intensify,” the power utility said.
“Eskom has been able to perform maintenance without load shedding for five consecutive days. This is in line with the company’s position to only resort to rotational loadshedding in order to protect the power system and also to create space for critical maintenance.”
Eskom urged customers to reduce their electricity usage during the day but especially during the peak periods, from 6am to 10am and from 5pm to 9pm.