Early warning – State of the electricity system

Eskom has just informed us that there is the possibility of load reduction over the next two days. Please see the advisory below for more information and take appropriate action for your organisation.

Message from Eskom

The electricity grid will be under significant strain today and tomorrow from 17:30 to 18:30.

While the load increases significantly during the evening peak from 17:00 to 21:00, the system demand is at the greatest risk during the period from 17:30 to 18:30.

Please switch off all office equipment before leaving the office, and switch off geysers for this hour in particular. Retailers can assist by switching off all non-essential loads during this hour.

Help us beat the peak by switching off electrical space heaters, geysers, pool pumps and non-essential lights and appliances. You can also help by postponing your cooking time to after 18:30. This will aid to avert potential load reduction.

This is a pre-warning that load reduction might be a possibility and a warning could be given to your members and affiliates. As a precautionary measure, Eskom customers can find load shedding schedules on the Eskom website  . Municipal customers should please consult their relevant municipalities.

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