Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Eskom warns of load-shedding, urges public to reduce electricity usage

Eskom says it may need to implement load shedding in the short term in the event of further power generation failures.

The utility warned Thursday that the power system was under severe pressure and urged the public to reduce electricity consumption.

“The electricity system is under severe pressure due to a series of failures in power generation units, which will require and increase the use of emergency power reserves,” said Sikonathi Mantshantsha, spokesman for Eskom. < / p>

Mantshantsha said the total outages amounted to 14,925 MW, while 4,759 MW of capacity was required for scheduled maintenance.

“Should there be more outages, Eskom may be forced to stop at short notice perform a load shedding.

Load shedding, “he said.

Eskom h since no load shedding has been implemented since July 22nd.

Mantshantsha said the utility would immediately inform fa l If there are significant changes to the power system.