Published On: Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015

Eskom shelves load shedding, for now

Eskom shelves load shedding, for now

Eskom shelves load shedding, for now

JOHANNESBURG – THERE has been some good news at last to South African power consumers.

On Sunday, Eskom stopped stage 1 load shedding on Sunday evening.

However, the electricity supply system remains very vulnerable due to a shortage of generation capacity as several units are currently out of service due to planned and unplanned outages.

“Any unforeseen incident in the power system will thus trigger the implementation of load shedding. This being Eskom’s maintenance season, we expect the power grid to remain constrained for the rest of the summer,” the firm stated.

It apologise for the inconvenience to affected customers.

“We thank all electricity users for responding to our messages to save. Every little bit of saving counts.”

Eskom called on all customers to reduce the load on the electricity grid by switching off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day, which will reduce electricity demand.

“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.”

– CAJ News




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