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No daytime load shedding, says Eskom

Dec 09 2014 08:43

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Johannesburg - Power utility Eskom says South Africans can breathe a sigh of relief on Tuesday as no power cuts were expected during the day but things could change in the evening.

"We are not expecting load shedding during the day but we could be constrained in the evening," spokesperson Andrew Etzinger said.

"If it's needed [power cuts], we will endeavour after peak period."

Eskom has been battling to keep the lights on since the collapse of one of its silos in Mpumalanga. The country has experienced regular power cuts with the past weekend having been the worst. Eskom implemented stage three "load shedding".

READ: Eskom briefing on outages

Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be shed, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW.

On Monday the power utility implemented power cuts after three of its generators were down. Etzinger said the generators had been repaired which would alleviate the strain on the grid.

READ: Yelland's 15-point plan for Eskom to solve crisis

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