No load shedding Saturday morning – Eskom

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The power system was stable on Saturday morning, but Eskom did not rule out load shedding later in the day.

“The risk remains during the evening peak period [5pm to 9pm] when the demand for electricity increases,” the power utility said in a statement.

“However, Eskom will inform customers should the possibility of load shedding intensify.”

Eskom had been able to perform maintenance without load shedding for six consecutive days.

This was in line with the company’s position to only resort to rotational load shedding to protect the power system and also to create space for critical maintenance, it said.

Eskom’s aim was to meet the country’s electricity needs and maintain its power generating units with minimal or no load shedding.

Eskom again urged consumers to use electricity sparingly, particularly during the morning and evening peak periods.

“Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks, can also make a big difference by switching off non-essential lights and not leaving office equipment such as photocopiers and computers in standby mode after hours.”


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