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UPDATE: Sparing use averts load shedding on Friday

Jun 22 2018 21:00

Eskom did not have to implement rotational load shedding on Friday.

The power utility said in a statement late on Friday evening that it was thanks to customers using electricity sparingly. This assisted in avoiding rotational load shedding.

"Customers are advised to keep checking their load shedding schedules on the Eskom and their municipal websites. Plan on the assumption that load shedding will take place," Eskom advised.

Eskom had said on Friday afternoon that the risk of load shedding remained low. 

Rotational power cuts were last instituted on Sunday. 

"We continue to encourage residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly by switching off geysers," said Eskom, particularly during the evening peak between 18:00 and 21:00.

Earlier in the day the power utility said that several units had returned to service.

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