JUST IN: No load shedding on Monday, probability remains low for the week
According to Eskom, there is no load shedding expected for Monday and the probability of load shedding remains low for the rest of the week.
On Sunday, Eskom announced that they were utilising emergency generation reserves to supplement supply as there had more unplanned breakdowns during the day.
"Additional generation units are planned to return to service by Sunday night. This will improve the power system outlook for the coming week and further reduce the possibility of load shedding," Eskom announced via a media statement.
"We remind customers, however, that the generation system remains constrained, vulnerable and unpredictable. As such, load shedding could be implemented at short notice if there is a change in the generation system performance. We request customers to continue using electricity sparingly to help curb demand," Eskom said.
The utility provider added that unplanned breakdowns or outages were at 11 822MW as at 17:40 this afternoon and planned maintenance outages are at 6 029MW.
Residents are reminded that that there is a possibility of increased load shedding over the next 18 months as Eskom is conducting critical maintenance to restore the ageing plant to good health.IOL