Eskom is appealing to members of the public to reduce the usage of electricity ahead of the cold fronts expected to sweep across the country this week, going into the weekend.
The power utility says the cold conditions will put severe pressure on the power system.
Eskom Spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha however says the system is currently performing relatively well and they are not expecting to implement load shedding at this point.
“Eskom has not implemented load shedding since 13 June 2021 due to some improvement in the performance of the generation fleet. However, the cold front will increase the demand for electricity thereby putting pressure on the power system.”
“Therefore, Eskom urges the people of South Africa to help reduce electricity usage in order to ease the pressure on the system. Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the performance of the system,” adds Mantshantsha.
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