Pretoria: There is currently no planned load shedding as there is enough generating capacity to meet the demand, Eskom said on Thursday.
“There is currently no planned load shedding as Eskom has enough generating capacity to meet the demand however, the power system is expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (5pm – 9pm), mainly due to the increased electricity demand and generating units being out of service due to maintenance,” said the power utility.
Eskom urged all customers to continue using electricity sparingly at all times to enable the technicians to carry out the requisite maintenance of power generating units.
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: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS