Sunday load shedding averted - for now, says Eskom

The electricity grid has been stabilised again, Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe has said, which means load shedding is no longer required for Sunday.

This follows a late-night statement on Saturday in which Eskom said there was a high probability of stage 2 load shedding on Sunday. 

In a tweet on Sunday morning, Phasiwe said some generating units had been brought back on stream from maintenance, in addition to the topping up of diesel tanks and water reservoirs for pumped storage stations. 

"The System Operator has warned, though, that the power system remains vulnerable and that the current status might be reviewed should the grid become constrained due to plant breakdowns. Please use electricity sparingly to reduce pressure on the national grid," Phasiwe said. 

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