No daytime load shedding today – Eskom

2014-12-09 08:44

Power utility Eskom says South Africans can breath a sigh of relief today as no power cuts were expected during the day but things could change in the evening.

“We are not expecting load shedding during the day but we could be constrained in the evening,” said Eskom spokesperson Andrew Etzinger today.

“If it’s needed [power cuts], we will endeavour after peak period.”

Eskom has been battling to keep the lights on since the collapse of one of its silos in Mpumalanga. The country has experienced regular power cuts with the past weekend having been the worst. Eskom implemented Stage 3 “load shedding.”

Stage 1 allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be shed, Stage 2 for up to 2000MW, and Stage 3 for up to 4000MW.

Yesterday, the power utility implemented power cuts after three of its generators were down. Etzinger said the generators had been repaired which would alleviate the strain on the grid.

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