Eskom: Switch off unnecessary items

2012-07-30 09:33

Pretoria - Power utility Eskom has urged all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly, as power generation remains under pressure.

Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi said future generations would suffer if energy saving was not prioritised by every individual in the country.

“We may be a small group sitting in this room but everyone of us has the power to save electricity. If we start exercising that power now, we would change the way people around us use energy,” he said.

Tsotsi was addressing the business community of Pretoria on the importance of saving electricity.

“We all know that resources used to produce energy are limited and if we continue to take these resources for granted and we continue to waste energy, our future generations will not have enough to produce the energy required,” said Tsotsi.

“Let's make a difference, the gains are limitless. If you are not using it, switch it off. Use power to save it. This is a call to action for everyone to be energy efficient,” he said.

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  • Gerthard Coetzer - 2012-07-30 10:37

    Yes, please do make a difference to your budget plans if you want us to make a difference!

      Henry West - 2012-07-30 10:59

      The only thing that escom is interested in is enriching themselves. Apply for prise increase?? bulldust i think its already implemented if i have a look at my purchase of electricity. R60-00 gets you 39 units!!!

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-07-30 11:08

    Will gladly abide as soon as you stop unnecessary (non)performance bonuses, unnecessary staff parties and unnecessary price hikes....and stop selling electricity to other countries before u supply our country!!!!

  • phae.rayden - 2012-07-30 12:51

    Saving energy is high on my list of priorities, not because of your request to do so, but because I care for my planet. Your mismanagement and incompetence is a continued disgrace.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-07-30 12:59

    100% agreed! Start with the House of Parliament. Totally unnecessary...totally irrelevant!

  • Dylan Dillboy Allison - 2012-07-30 13:12

    Dear Eskom, why don't you start switching off unnecessary lights left on all day in the municipalities? For starters the Bojanala municipality cannot switch off street lights in suburbs and business districts! Sure the same applies to every other municipal district throughout South Africa... If you can get the bulk users to cut down on unnecessary wastage then I'm sure your buffer supply will improve.

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