Eskom implements load reduction AGAIN in two provinces

Eskom implements load reduction AGAIN in two provinces

Eskom will be implementing load reduction again on Monday from 17:00 in the North West and Northern Cape provinces.

The national power supplier said load reduction will avoid overloading their network and damage to infrastructure in high density areas that are prone to network overloading.

North West (Rustenburg sector):

Bethanie, Modikwe, Barseba, Oskraal village, Witrantjies. Maologane, Tweelagte, Phalane, Makoshong, Mmamakau, Mabieskraal, Lethlakeng, Khayakhulu, Katnagel, Manamela and Siga village

Klerkdsorp, Mmabatho and Vryburg Sector:

Areas affected in Northern Cape:

Ditloung and Olifantshoek

Eskom said residents should not log a fault during the load reduction periods and should treat all installations as live and dangerous.


On Monday, Eskom asked South Africans to use electricity sparingly.

Though rolling blackouts are a last resort, the grid may need some form of temporary relief as we head into the hours of peak demand.

Energy expert, Ted Blom had warned about the possibility of load shedding making a come back.

“While no load shedding is currently being implemented, Eskom requests the public to reduce its level of electricity consumption, as any more generational losses could force a new round of load shedding.”

“We now have a very constrained power system. We are working to return some power units to service by this evening. On Monday night, we will be heavily reliant on emergency reserves to meet demand. Load shedding is only implemented as a last resort to protect the grid. We will inform the public of further developments.”


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