No load-shedding on Sunday

No load-shedding on Sunday

Eskom has confirmed there will be no load-shedding on Sunday. 


The embattled power utility earlier warned that an increase in breakdowns at its power stations on Saturday impacted the availability of sufficient generation capacity. 

It however managed to bring some of the generating units back on stream from maintenance, in addition to the topping-up of diesel tanks and water reservoirs for pumped storage stations.

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe warns the power system remains vulnerable.

"The power system has marginally improved today and as a result there won't be load-shedding today. However, the system operator has indicated that the situation might have to be revised if we have any new breakdowns on the system. 

"But so far things are looking good." 

Phasiwe says it is difficult to say if there will be rolling blackouts from Monday.

"The plan is to make sure we start the new week on an improved performance because we have topped up our diesel generators. We have also topped up our water reservoirs and this are looking a lot better than it did through the course of the whole last week. 

"If things remain as they are right now or even improve then we might be in a better position starting from next week." 

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said last week that Eskom will do everything in its power to avoid rolling blackouts over the festive season. 

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