Johannesburg’s City Power says it will comply with power utility Eskom and implement load shedding as per their agreement. They say the agreement with Eskom is to protect the national power grid while reducing the impact of load shedding.

City Power Spokesperson Isaac Mangena says, “As City Power, we will follow and implement the directive of the system operator and implement load shedding on its customers in the City of Johannesburg as required. The collective understanding by both entities is to protect the national power grid while reducing the impact of load shedding. As Eskom and City Power, we will continue searching for lasting solutions which will result in the citizens of Johannesburg being excluded from load shedding given the extra capacity that we are getting from the Kelvin Power Station.”

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Meanwhile, Eskom’s Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer says the power utility is working closely with the Electoral Commission to seek ways of reducing risks of load shedding during the forthcoming local government elections.

He was briefing the media in Johannesburg on Eskom’s operations and the current state of load shedding.

Eskom has announced that Stage 2 load shedding will continue today and tomorrow due to the loss of generation capacity at its Koeberg Power Station’s unit one and to replenish the emergency reserves.

Eskom says the system remains constrained: