Eskom has issued a statement that the risk of load-shedding for Sunday night remains high after 7the power utility suffered a number of unplanned outages.
“The system is currently constrained, unpredictable and vulnerable. We are replenishing the emergency reserves in order to be in a better position to meet demand for the coming week, but there is still a high likelihood that load-shedding may be implemented today should there be further unexpected changes in the generation system performance,” the power utility said in a statement.
“In this regard, the co-operation of every South African in managing electricity consumption with care goes a long way in helping us minimise the likelihood of load-shedding,” it added.
Briefly.co.za learned that on Saturday, South Africa narrowly avoided load-shedding after Eskom managed to recover some of the 7 faulty generation units which tripped on Friday.
South Africa has not had load-shedding since February 22.
“Unplanned breakdowns or outages were at 12,077MW as at 11:30 this morning and planned maintenance outages are at 4,963MW,” Eskom said on Sunday.
The power utility urged South Africans to use energy sparingly and avoid unnecessary load on the system in an attempt to stave off any load-shedding for the weekend.
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