Eskom shelves load-shedding plans
by MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG – ESKOM, the South African power utility, said it had no plans of load shedding as additional units had been returned from maintenance.
The company said if customers experienced power outages during Monday and Tuesday, they should contact their electricity providers as it could be a localised problem.
“The risk of load shedding has reduced significantly and the prognosis for the week is better than expected,” Eskom stated.
Nonetheless, the system will be under extreme pressure on Wednesday and Thursday as the water reserves that Eskom built up over the weekend for its peaking plants would be depleted.
Eskom expressed pleasure at announcing that work at Majuba Power Station had progressed better than anticipated.
Teams have worked non-stop since the incident on Saturday and have been able to connect coal feeder units which have enabled us to ramp up the supply from 600MW to 1 200 MW.
“Eskom would like to thank customers who have heeded the call to use electricity sparingly. Once again, we appeal to consumers to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day, but especially from 18h00 to 22h00.”
– CAJ News
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