Cape Town again spared load shedding

Cape Town - There will be no load shedding in Cape Town on Friday, the City of Cape Town has tweeted.

"The City of Cape Town will avoid load-shedding today due to spare generation capacity," said the tweet.

On Thursday the City of Cape Town also tweeted that its residents need not worry about blackouts. "Despite Eskom's call for load shedding, the city will not implement it due to its own spare generation capacity," it said.

Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 1 load shedding from 08:30 on Friday, which is likely to continue until 22:00.

This is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of its power station units, said the power utility.

Fin24 user Wilma Jennifer Williams makes the point that not all Cape Town consumers can avoid load shedding.

"Please note that the article is misleading as only the City of Cape Town customers are spared. Eskom's Cape Town customers like myself and many other households are affected by the loadshedding," reads her comment.

Eskom has asked consumers to use power sparingly as cold weather conditions are being experienced across the country.

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