Eskom gifts Mzansi with no load-shedding: CEO starts first day at work

Eskom gifts Mzansi with no load-shedding: CEO starts first day at work

Mzansi won't have to pull out the candles to light up Christmas if Eskom is to be believed. The power utility has said no load-shedding is on the cards for Wednesday.

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Eskom has released a statement assuring South Africa that Christmas Day won't be affected by load-shedding.

However, the power utility has warned citizens to use electricity sparingly, commenting that:

"We, however, remind customers that, as the system continues to be vulnerable and unpredictable, the possibility of load shedding remains."

Consumption has decreased over the festive season, allowing time for some generating units to be repaired.

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If it comes to it, Eskom has emergency power supplies to fall back on should the system become constrained.

Meanwhile, newly-appointed CEO Andre de Ruyter will be starting his first day at work today at the state-owned entity.

Briefly.co.za reported that the former Nampak and Sasol executive had been scheduled to begin in mid-January.

However, Cabinet had called on the new Eskom boss to begin his duties early after the nation was forced to endure Stage 6 outages which highlighted the strain on the power grid.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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