Eskom has announced that it would no longer be cutting power next week to three municipalities in the Free State due to failure of payment.
Notices of intention to terminate were issued to the Mangaung, Mafube and Mantsopa municipalities.
The deadline to reach an agreement was close of business on Friday.
Eskom warned that it would have to cut off power to three between 06:00 and 20:00 due to the non-payment of electricity bills.
Centlec owed it a total of R169m (R148m overdue since November 16, and R21m that was 90 days overdue), the municipality disputed this figure.