Power system stable, no load shedding on Friday

The power system was stable on Friday morning with no load shedding, Eskom said.

“In the past 40 days we have had only two hours and 20 minutes of load shedding. And, since it was stage 1 load shedding, this meant that 96 percent of South Africans still received uninterrupted electricity supply,” the power utility said.

“We did warn earlier in the week that the power system would be especially tight until Sunday 20 September 2015.”

Eskom urged consumers to continue using electricity “efficiently at all times” and said air conditioners, geysers and pool pumps use a lot of electricity.

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