No load shedding taking place

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pretoria - Eskom is currently not load shedding as the power system is currently stable.

“However, as a result of increased electricity demand in the evening and power stations’ units being on maintenance, the power system is expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (5pm – 9pm),” said Eskom on Tuesday.

The power utility urged electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm.

In winter, the electricity demand peaks in the morning and evening as more electricity is used during these times.

Eskom appealed to all its 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. - SAnews.gov.za

 

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