No load shedding planned – Eskom

2014-11-18 09:31

There are no scheduled power blackouts planned despite increased demand for electricity, Eskom has said.

“The cold and wet weather has resulted in increased demand for electricity but the power grid is stable,” spokesperson Andrew Etzinger said.

“No loadshedding has been planned at the moment.”

Earlier this month, a coal storage silo at Majuba Power Station in Mpumalanga collapsed, resulting in widespread power cuts.

The silo held more than 10 000 tons of coal and affected coal supplies to all six units at the power station.

An investigation into the collapsed silo has since been launched.

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