File picture: Bhekikhaya Mabaso/African News Agency (ANA).
File picture: Bhekikhaya Mabaso/African News Agency (ANA).

Eskom says no load shedding expected over the weekend

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Feb 29, 2020

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Johannesburg - Eskom does not expect to implement load shedding over the weekend, the state-owned power utility said.

Some power generation units were planned to return to service early next week, which would further improve the power system outlook for the coming week, Eskom said in a 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.

As of 6.40pm on Friday night, "unplanned breakdowns" or outages were at 10 760 MW and planned maintenance outages at 5432 MW.

African News Agency (ANA)

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