Eskom on electricity and loadshedding


Its been an exciting bright weekend for most of us who have enjoyed much electricity but Eskom posted a twit on their Desk twitter account this morning of a plan to resume load shedding due to constraint on the grid.

According to Eskom media desk, The pre-planned load shedding was due to Unit 1 of Koeberg power station that was out of service due to a technical fault on the main generator transformer. It was reported that the power station would be fully operational by the end of the week, which will increase capacity going into the weekend. However, around 10:00 am today, the Media Desk posted that the planned blackout was cancelled due to reduced demand in electricity usage : 

Eskom commented and warned that the system will remain under pressure for the rest of the week. Eskom also commented that any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate the need to go into load shedding. It is no suprise that Eskom’s plans to curb blackout today has failed and load shedding resumes, when a twit sufaced on the media desk confirming load shedding resumption :

Municipalities have urged South Africans to use electricity sparingly by switching off geysers and pool pumps; non-essential lights, efficient use of air-conditioners by keeping the room temperature at 23⁰C, and responding to the alerts on TV .

In more details we wrote about the different stages of the load shedding phase in our Eskom’s load shedding starts article.

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