Eskom said it doesn’t anticipate there will be load-shedding this week despite the system being constrained and vulnerable.
The power utility has called on electricity users to reduce consumption to alleviate pressure on its system.
On Thursday Eskom implemented stage 2 load shedding after it lost three generating units.
Spokesperson Dikatso Mothae said, “We continue to ask our customers to please use electricity sparingly, air conditioners in particular. If you set those at 23 degrees that certainly helps us manage the load on the system. Lighting that you don’t need; people keep their lights on even during the day; please switch those off. Non-essential appliances as well.”
Customers are also urged to regularly checking their load-shedding schedules for updates.
#POWERALERT 2— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) November 10, 2019
Date: 10 November 2019
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