Eskom reports stability in power supplyby TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ESKOM reports that the power system is currently stable, which will enable it to perform maintenance without load shedding on Tuesday.
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,” Eskom recommends.
It points that in winter the electricity demand peaks 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,” states Eskom.
Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks, have been urged to 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.
Eskom says it will provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms.
– CAJ News
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