No load shedding for Monday



JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ESKOM reports that the power system is currently stable, enabling it to perform maintenance without load shedding.

However, as a result of increased electricity demand in the evening and power stations’ units being on maintenance, the power system is expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (17:00 – 21:00 hours).

“As we are currently experiencing cold weather conditions across the country, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm,” Eskom says.

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.”

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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