Monday, April 25, 2022

Eskom is urging consumers to use electricity sparingly

Eskom is urging consumers to use electricity sparingly, ‘’as the power system is severely constrained due to the delay in returning units to service and the loss of multiple generation units.’’

‘’While no loadshedding is currently being implemented, Eskom requests to the public to reduce the consumption of electricity as any further losses of generation capacity would force the implementation of loadshedding at very short notice,’’ it said in a statement.

‘’The loss of multiple generators over the weekend, as well as delays in returning some generation units to service, has made for a very constrained power system this afternoon,’’ it added.

The ailing parastatal says it is working on returning a generation unit each at Matimba, Duvha and Arnot power stations to service before the evening peak.

‘’Today a generation unit each at Arnot, Kendal, Matla and Tutuka power stations have been returned to service. However, we will still be heavily reliant on emergency reserves to meet demand tonight.  Emergency reserves are healthy to assist in reducing the supply deficit,’’ it said.

 

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