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Risk of load shedding remains high as Eskom struggles with maintenance

Prognosis for today is medium for the morning and very high for the evening.

Following the implementation of stage one load shedding yesterday Eskom has waned that the risk of load shedding remains high, especially for the evening.

This is due to a shortage of generation capacity as several units are currently out of service due to maintenance.

Because of maintenance, the system will not be able to meet 1 000MW of demand, meaning that although certain areas will be without electricity for a certain period, about 96% of South Africans will still continue to receive power supply at the same time.

Eskom assured customers that load shedding is implemented as a necessary measure to protect the power system and to ensure that maintenance is carried out in order to guarantee that our supply of electricity can be maintained in the long term.

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

Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks, can also 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.

The company will continue to provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms.


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