JOHANNESBURG: ESKOM said it had restored power to areas affected by power outages but hinted at resorting to load shedding amid incessant challenges. “The system will continue to be under severe pressure for the rest of the week, and the risk of load shedding will be medium to high,” the company stated on Wednesday.
In an effort to avoid load shedding, all electricity users were urged to switch off non-essential appliances, pool pumps and geysers throughout the day. Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks, can 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 recommended.
“Eskom will continue to provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all media platforms,” the power utility added.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY