On Saturday April 10th, Eskom announced that load reduction will be implemented again across South Africa to “avoid congestion on the network in high density areas”.
Here’s what you need to do know.
Eskom load reduction – Saturday, April 10th
The load reduction will take place in Free State, in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and in North carried out West between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
The utility company asks residents to turn off all electrical appliances during this time.
“Otherwise, a transformer could trip or fail as well as damage to household appliances when the supply is restored. Please do not report this failure. “
Eskom warned that load reduction will be implemented in Vaal and Soweto due to the above problems. The following areas are affected between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Eskom demands the residents to track updates from the utility’s social media accounts and remind residents that these outages should not be reported. The following areas are affected between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The load reduction in Mpumalanga is only available between 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Midnight on Saturday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. The following areas in Ehlanzeni District are affected:
- Schoemansdal, Health Center, Quellen, Shangaanhill, Matengteng, Mandela, Garelane, Bank of Violence, Rainbow, Majembeni, Shalden.
- Arthurstone, Saselani, Khayalami, Xanthia
- Mandulo, Kahhoyi, Mbangwane, Goba, Khombaso, Mbuzini, Thambokhulu
- Ratang and Wales
- Maporo, Bhejukufa, Gutshwa
- Block C, Kamaqhekeza, Langeloop, Phiva, Vlakbult
- Youth Center Matsulu B, Section Matsulu C, Matsulu and 3 camps in the Kruger National Park and Matsulu B < / li>
- Cunningmore B, Cork Ronald C, Agincourt RDP, Crocotlawn, MP Stream, Damphies A and B and Hokwe.
The following areas in the Sekhukhune district and in Capricorn are between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. affected: 00.
Eskom said it is currently struggling […] to keep up with the increasing equipment failure in the region. and that the repair “costs millions”. Therefore, the load reduction will be implemented during peak times on Saturday.
“Overloading networks leads to damage to the electricity infrastructure through explosions in overloaded transformers and substations.” < / p>
The following areas will be affected on Saturday, April 10th, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
In the Northwest Province, the Hartebeesfontein sub-area under the Rustenburg sector is subject to load reduction between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday.
In addition, the sector Klerksdorp, Mmabatho and Vryburg also experience downtime. The following areas are affected between 17:00 and 21:00:
Finally, Eskom calls on all customers to report meter bypasses, illegal connections and vandalism on the power infrastructure on the Eskom Crime Line: 0800 11 27 22.
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