Eskom has not implemented load shedding over the past 17 successive days, it said on Wednesday.
The power system is currently stable with a low risk of load shedding, Eskom said.
“This will enable Eskom to carry out its planned maintenance.”
Eskom’s aim is to meet the country’s electricity needs and maintain its power generating units with minimal or no load shedding.
However, should Eskom experience additional generating unit failure, the possibility of load shedding may intensify.
Eskom has appealed to all its customers to continue to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day but to be aware of the need to save more during peak periods from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm.
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. – SAnews.gov.za
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