There is a high possibility of load-shedding on Wednesday night; this was confirmed by Eskom after there were power cuts overnight on Tuesday to accommodate the release of Matric Results. Eskom stage 2 load-shedding was enforced from 1 am and restored on Wednesday morning at 6 am.
“The power system remains vulnerable. In the event that we lose other generation units or are unable to bring back those that were out for maintenance, load-shedding may be implemented earlier in the day,”
Eskom also confirmed that the UCLF was at 13,471 MW from 6 am on Wednesday morning.
“Our technical teams continue to monitor the situation, carry out planned maintenance and to work at reducing unplanned outages or breakdowns in order to enable us to minimize the possibility of load-shedding.
“We ask customers to reduce demand by using electricity sparingly as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or reduce the level of load-shedding.”
The Spokesperson Dikatso Mothae confirmed that their technician team has been busy doing planned maintenance to minimize if not eliminate unplanned blackouts.
“The system is already quite constrained. Our unplanned outages or breakdowns are sitting at over 13,000MW. When we generally speak about being able to limit the load shedding, we say if we can contain those unplanned outages or breakdowns to below 9,500MW, then the risk of load shedding is quite low.”
Municipalities whose customer is Eskom can look for the load-shedding schedule on the Eskom website – by typing your area name.
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