“Eskom’s aim is to meet the country’s electricity needs and maintain its power generating units with minimal or no load shedding,” Eskom said.
“The likelihood of load shedding during this evening’s peak period (5pm – 9pm) remains a possibility should we experience an additional generating unit failure. However, Eskom will inform customers should the possibility of load shedding intensify.”
The power utility said August 17 to 23 was the annual Eskom National Electricity Safety Week. The week was aimed at educating people about suing electricity safely and responsibly. Eskom would be hosting a series of activities around the country to engage with South Africans to highlight the dangers associated with the unsafe use of electricity, it said.
“South Africans endure the inconvenience of living without electricity for many hours, suffer injuries and even die due to unsafe and criminal activities around electricity,” Eskom said.
“Eskom has identified that the biggest contributors to electrical accidents, injuries and deaths are contact with low hanging and fallen power lines, unsafe and illegal connections, vandalism and cable theft.”
Eskom will continue to provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms.