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

No load shedding expected on Friday, says Eskom

By African News Agency Time of article published Mar 6, 2020

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Durban - No load shedding was expected on Friday and over the weekend, Eskom said.

"Even though the generation system remains constrained, Eskom does not expect to implement load shedding this weekend although unplanned breakdowns remain above the 10 500 MW mark," the state-owned power utility said via a statement.

"We remind South Africans, however, that the generation system remains vulnerable and unpredictable, and as such, there is a possibility that we may have to implement load shedding at short notice should there be an unexpected change in the generation system performance."

It said unplanned breakdowns or outages were at 10 728 MW as at 06:50 on Friday morning while planned maintenance outages were at 4 660 MW.

"We remind South Africans that there is a possibility of increased load shedding as we are conducting critical maintenance to restore the ageing plant to good health," said Eskom, which has not implemented rotational powercuts since February 22.

African News Agency/ANA

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