Saturday, May 14, 2022

Eskom hopes to keep the lights on this weekend

Eskom says that it does not anticipate to implement load shedding this weekend.

The ailing parastatal suspended load shedding at 10p.m on Friday, after implementing rolling power cuts this week between 17:00 and 22:00, due to the loss of generation power.

‘’Barring any significant breakdowns, there is a low probability of loadshedding being implemented during the weekend,’’ it said in a statement.

Eskom says that it returned a generating unit to service at Kusile and Majuba power stations. Meanwhile, a unit each at Camden and Kriel power stations were taken offline for repairs.

‘’While we expect more generating units to return to service over the weekend, Eskom appeals to all South Africans to help us limit the impact of loadshedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items,’’ said spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

‘’Eskom would like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially between 05:00 – 09:00 in the mornings and 16:00 – 22:00 in the evenings,’’ added Mantshantsha.

 

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