#Loadshedding: Help us help you keep the lights on, City asks Cape Town
Cape Town - Eskom has shared that they are currently load shedding in Stage 2 due to high demand or urgent maintenance being performed at certain power stations.
The City has the ability to produce some extra electricity via the Steenbras pump storage scheme, this then aids them combat load shedding.
"When Eskom is on Stage 2, often we can produce a bit of extra electricity for our customers and then the City is on Stage 1, if the load on the network is not too heavy," the City said.
"Whatever the case may be, the most important message now is that if we do reduce our electricity usage, the impact of load-shedding becomes less severe."
Here are some electricity-saving tips:
- Switch off all plugs; lights appliances
- Switch off pool pumps and geysers
- Do not switch on lights in the peak time (17:00 to 21:00) if you can help it
"This helps us all as we reduce the load on the network.
"Over the past Saturday and Sunday, we managed to reduce the impact of load-shedding in City supply areas by reducing the load," the City explained.