Pretoria: Eskom has stopped implementing load shedding for the rest of the day.
In a statement, the utility thanked the public for responding to the call to reduce their electricity consumption, thereby leading to a halt in load shedding.
Eskom’s stage one load shedding, which was implemented at 10am this morning, was stopped at 2pm.
Load shedding was expected to end at 10pm tonight.
“Eskom was able to stop load shedding earlier than expected today as a unit that was out on maintenance has returned and the demand for electricity is lower than had been forecasted.
“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to all affected customers,” said the utility.
However, the system will continue to be under severe pressure for the rest of the week and the risk of load shedding will remain medium to high.
“In an effort to avoid load shedding, all electricity users are urged to switch off non-essential appliances, pool pumps and geysers throughout the day.”
SOURCE: South African Official News