Eskom: No load shedding expected on Tuesday

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

No load shedding is expected on Tuesday, Eskom said after keeping the lights on for the whole of Monday.

In a power alert issued on Monday evening, the struggling utility said emergency reserves would be adequate to supplement a shortfall in generation capacity on Tuesday should the need arise. 

In December, President Cyril Ramaphosa assured the nation that there would be no load shedding before January 13, in the wake of a meeting with the leadership of Eskom and the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. However, rotational power cuts returned early last week due to systems breakdowns. The failure to honour the commitment prompted the resignation of Eskom's board chairperson, Jabu Mabuza, who quit on Friday.

The company said on Monday unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 12 759MW as at 6pm.

"We are monitoring the system closely and we will continue to give periodic updates on the status of the power system as things may change at short notice."

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