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No load-shedding on Friday: Eskom

Eskom-broken-2JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African power utility, Eskom says there would not be load-shedding on Friday citing stable power capacity.

In a statement to CAJ News Africa, Eskom said it would not anticipate any load shedding stressing the stable power system.

“However, the system remains vulnerable, meaning that any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate the need to implement load shedding.

“Eskom has met the country’s electricity demand while operating its generation fleet in a sustainable manner for almost three weeks, resulting in no load shedding for 19 consecutive days,” Eskom said.

The power utility also appealed to customers to continue to reduce their electricity usage in order to to save more electricity during the peak periods from 06:00 to 10:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.

“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.

“Eskom will continue to provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms,” Eskoma said.

CAJ News

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