Load Shedding 13.8.2015 08:09 am

Eskom to perform maintenance without load shedding

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The power system was stable on Thursday morning and enabled Eskom to perform maintenance without load shedding, but the power utility warned that there was a risk of rolling blackouts during the evening peak period.

“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,” Eskom said.

“Eskom has been able to perform maintenance without load shedding for four consecutive days. This is in line with the company’s position to only resort to rotational load shedding in order to protect the power system and also to create space for critical maintenance.”

The power utility said its aim was to meet the South Africa’s electricity needs and to maintain its power generating units with minimal or no load shedding.

 

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