Eskom implements load reduction in two provinces

Eskom implements load reduction in two provinces

On Friday, Eskom said it expects nine generation units to return to service over the course of Saturday and Sunday.

“These are a unit at Hendrina and two generation units at Arnot, Duvha, Majuba and Tutuka power stations,” said Eskom.

The beleaguered parastatal added that the lower demand for electricity over the weekend would assist in replenishing emergency reserves.

The power supplier cautioned that even with the return of the nine generation units, the power system remains “severely constrained and volatile” and it expects to continue to rely on its energy reserves to meet the nation’s demands next week.

In a statement, Eskom said it will implement load reduction in the evening peak hours.

This, to avoid overloading its network and damage  to its infrastructure in high-density areas that are prone to network overloading.

AREAS AFFECTED IN FREE STATE:

Soweto

Thulamtwana

Leratswana sections

AREAS AFFECTED IN NORTHERN CAPE:

Kanana

Gatsikedi

Maiping

Magojaneng

Magobing

Sedibeng

Tsineng

Rustfontein in Wyk 8, 9 and 10

March

Tsineng

Mmatoro

Laxey

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

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