Probability of loadshedding significantly reduced, says Eskom

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By: Staff Reporter

Cape Town – Eskom has thanked South Africans for helping to avert load shedding last night.

’’Thank you for your support during the supply constraints; you enabled us to avoid load shedding last night,’’ it said in a statement on Friday.

’’Eskom wishes to thank the people of South Africa for responding positively to the call to reduce electricity consumption last night.

’’Soon after Eskom’s plea for the public to reduce the usage of electricity during the peak hours, demand dropped to manageable levels, enabling us to avoid the need to implement load shedding.

’’This, together with an extensive utilisation of emergency generation services, afforded Eskom the space to return to a single generating unit at Majuba Power Station during the night.