No loadshedding expected on Monday, despite a constrained and vulnerable system Eskom said.
Eskom said that the low risk of load shedding is as a result of a drop in demand during the holiday period and a return of some generating units to service.
Risk of Eskom load shedding remains
“Eskom will continue to use emergency reserves to supplement capacity if necessary over this period. We however remind customers that as the system continues to be vulnerable and unpredictable, the possibility of loadshedding remains,” it added.
“Breakdowns (UCLF) are at 12 768MW as at 06:30 this morning. Our technical teams will continue to work over the holiday period to monitor the situation, carry out planned maintenance and to work at reducing unplanned breakdowns to below 9 500MW to enable us to minimise the possibility of loadshedding.”
Eskom urged South Africans toe continue to ask customers to reduce demand as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or lessen the level of loadshedding.
“We will keep South Africans informed about the status of the electricity system and our recovery efforts throughout this period.”