Relief as Eskom lowers loadshedding risk

Eskom electricity power linesby SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africans can heave a sigh of relief, at least for now, after Eskom assured the risk of load shedding was low in the next few days.

However, the system is expected to be tight during the period.

The lower risk of load shedding is due to the increase in plant availability as a number of units that were on maintenance have been returned.

Eskom appealed to consumers to help alleviate pressure from the system by reducing their electricity usage as much as they can.

The power utility said it would Eskom provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms, the firm said.

“Eskom calls on all South Africans to pull together over the next few
months and use electricity sparingly by “Living Lightly” this summer.

“”Less is more this summer and homeowners and businesses can do so with
just four steps: first, switching off geysers and pool pumps; second, switching off non-essential lights; third, efficient use of air-conditioners by keeping

the room temperature at 23⁰C; and sinally, responding to the alerts on TV each evening,” the statement read.

Eskom said it continued to make progress with its programme of planned
maintenance but the system remains tight.

“”We urge all South Africans to partner with us to save 10 percent of their
electricity usage throughout the day.

“This will make it significantly easier to manage the power system during this challenging time, while also enabling us to do planned maintenance to ensure

the reliability of our plant,” Eskom said.

– CAJ News

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