Thursday, 20 August 2015

South Africa enjoys entire week without load shedding

However‚ as usual‚ it warned that a risk remains during the evening period between 5pm and 9 pm when the demand for electricity increases.“Eskom has been able to perform maintenance without load shedding for the past week. This is in line with the company's position to only resort to rotational load shedding in order to protect the power system and also to create space for critical maintenance.

“Eskom’s aim is to meet the country’s electricity needs and maintain its power generating units with minimal or no load shedding‚” the electricity provider said.

Noting that the electricity demand peaks in the morning and evening as more electricity is used during these times during the winter months‚ it nevertheless appealed to consumers to continue to reduce electricity usage throughout the day‚ particularly from 6 am to 10 am and from 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.”


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