Power utility Eskom on Thursday said that, due to a number of improvements in the power system, there had been no load shedding for the past two days…

“Unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 10,494 MW as at 4.55 pm this afternoon due to the fact that we lost some generating units. However, we have sufficient generating capacity to operate without implementing load shedding,” Eskom said, adding that there was no load shedding expected for Friday.

“Even though there continues to be some improvement in the system, we remind customers that load shedding can be implemented at short notice if there are any shifts in demand and on the system.

“Eskom will communicate if there is any change and will provide a day-ahead prognosis as the system remains vulnerable.”

Eskom requested customers to use electricity sparingly and to reduce demand in the period, adding that there was a possibility of increased load shedding over the next 18 months as we are conducting critical maintenance to restore the ageing plant to good health.

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Author: ANA Newswire