“Eskom has adequate generating capacity to meet the demand in electricity,” the utility said in a statement.
The power grid is however expected to come under pressure during the evening peak between 5pm and 9pm.
“As we are currently experiencing cold weather conditions across the country, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm.”
In winter, the electricity demand peaks in the morning and evening as more electricity is used during these times.
“We appeal to all our customers to continue to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day but to be aware of the need to save more during the peak periods from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm,” said Eskom.
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