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UPDATE: No load shedding predicted for Monday evening

Jun 25 2018 10:26

Eskom on Monday afternoon said no load shedding was predicted for the evening, now that several units have returned to service.

"A number of generating units, including Koeberg's unit 1, have been brought back to service, helping to stabilise the power system. Unit 1 was offline for routine maintenance and refueling," said Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe at 15:50. 

The power utility again encouraged residents and businesses to continue using electricity sparingly. 

There has been no load shedding since Saturday 16 June. 

On Sunday City Press reported that as a result of the industrial action by employees two weeks ago, Eskom had to start operating half of its emergency diesel-powered peaking power plants for three days.

Eskom Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe had told City Press that South Africa would remain “very vulnerable” to Eskom power cuts until at least next Wednesday as the supplier recovers from the strike. 

“The risk of load shedding will always be there. Until June 27, the system is going to be constrained as our machines recover from the strike. We aren’t out of the woods.”

In the event that loadshedding becomes necessary, Eskom and the municipalities will use the published rotational load shedding schedules.

For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website or via the customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.

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