The power utility has once again assured citizens for the third consecutive day that there will not be loadsheddings around the country. Eskom announced on a statement.
“Unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 10 494 MW as at 16:55 this afternoon due to the fact that we lost some generating units,” The troubled Eskom said.
“However we have sufficient generating capacity to operate without implementing loadshedding”
Eskom has once again called for customers to use power sparingly, meanwhile warning that power cuts can continue for as long as the next 18 months (1 year six months).
Eskom’s Tips To Residents To save electricity.
- Set air-conditioners average temperature at 23°C
- Switch off your geysers over peak periods
- Use the cold water tap rather than using the geyser every time
- Set your swimming pool pump cycle to run twice a day, three hours at a time
- At the end of the day, turn off computers, copiers, printers and fax machines at the switch
Ramaphosa On Eskom in #SONA2020
President touched the burning question of Eskom is his speech during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday.
“I have spoken extensively about the critical role that Eskom plays in the economy of our country and in the livelihood of every South African,” said Ramaphosa during SoNA 2020.
“The reality that we will need to accept is that in order for Eskom to undertake the fundamental maintenance necessary to improve the reliability of supply, load-shedding will remain a possibility for the immediate future.
“Where load-shedding is unavoidable, it must be undertaken in a manner that is predictable and minimises disruption and the cost to firms and households,”
The president advised that over the next few months, Eskom will be working to restore its operational capabilities. They will be implementing measures that will “fundamentally change the trajectory of energy generation in our country”.