Eskom to implement load shedding

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(Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)
(Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)

Johannesburg - Eskom will implement stage 1 load shedding from 17:00 on Thursday July 30 and it is likely to continue until 22:00 in the evening.

Eskom said this is because the power system is currently constrained and under pressure because of a shortage of generating capacity as some of its power stations’ units are currently on maintenance.

Eskom said it wanted to assure customers that load shedding is implemented as a necessary measure to protect the power system and to ensure that maintenance is carried out in order to guarantee that supply of electricity can be maintained in the long term.

"Any unexpected changes on the vulnerable and constrained power system could lead to a change in the load shedding stage at short notice," said Eskom.

"We urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm."

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