No load shedding for Wednesday due to ‘low demand’

No load shedding for Wednesday due to ‘low demand’

A power switch in the off position

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Eskom has announced that it will not implement load shedding for the third consecutive day due to an increase in units returning to the grid as a result of low demand.

“We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.”

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It said it would continue to keep customers informed should there be any change.

Fin24 reported earlier in November that Eskom is running low on coal; municipal debt has ballooned by another R2bn since May and the risk of load shedding is “very high”.

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Eskom board on Thursday moved to assure the public that the power utility was working to fix the current power outages, although it was difficult to predict when the next breakdown of generation units would be.

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