Load shedding fears as demand outstrips supply

Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe

Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ESKOM has hinted at maintaining load shedding for the remainder of the week.

On Wednesday evening, the company implemented load shedding as the demand for electricity increased.

It was later stopped after demand decreased.

“The electricity supply system remains very vulnerable for the rest of the week due to a shortage of generation capacity as several units are currently out of service due to maintenance.

“Maintenance is carried out in order to guarantee that our supply of electricity can be maintained in the long term,” Eskom stated.

“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience to affected customers and we thank all electricity users for responding to our messages to save. Every little bit of saving counts in minimising the severity of load shedding.”

Eskom called on all customers to reduce the load on the electricity grid by switching off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day, which will reduce electricity demand.

“Eskom will continue to provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all media platforms.”

– CAJ News
















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