Friday, April 25, 2008

No load shedding expected next week –Eskom

By Celeste Ganga
25 April 2008


According to reports, Eskom said on Thursday that there are no power cuts scheduled for next week. Because next week will be a short working week, with public holidays on Monday, Thursday and Friday- the utility’s scheduled power cuts will not go ahead. Previous figures have shown that demand for power is relatively low during public holidays.

A statement by the utility says that although the demand for energy in the evenings is expected to be stretched, it doesn’t intend to go ahead with load shedding unless unexpected problems arise.

Eskom says it’s working with municipalities on initiatives to minimise the demand for electricity by the required 10%. Municipalities who are able to do save power would be excluded from the load shedding schedule- given that they maintain the 10% reduction.

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