Eskom lowers load shedding possibilityby TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africans have received a major boost after Eskom reported the power system was currently stable thus minimizing the possibility of load shedding.
The power company said such stability would enable Eskom to perform maintenance without the need to cut supplies.
However, the power system is expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (17:00 – 21:00) 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,” the company recommended.
Eskom pointed out that in winter the electricity demand peaked 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 06:00 to 10:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.”
Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks, have been urged to make a difference by switching off non-essential lights and not leaving office equipment such as photocopiers and computers in standby mode after hours.
Eskom said it would provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms.
– CAJ News
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