With the power system being currently stable, Eskom says it is able to perform maintenance without load shedding.
In a statement on Tuesday, Eskom said that the power system is however expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (5pm – 9pm) mainly as a result of increased electricity demand.
“As we are currently experiencing cold weather conditions across the country, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm,” said Eskom.
In winter, the electricity demand peaks in the morning and evening as more electricity is used during these times. Eskom 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 the peak periods from 6am to 10 am 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