Due to adequate generating capacity to meet the electricity demand, there is currently no load shedding taking place, Eskom said on Wednesday.
While there is no load shedding, the power system is expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (5pm to 9pm) 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,” said the power utility.
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 6am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm.
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.
Source : SAnews.gov.za