NATIONAL NEWS - Eskom said in a statement on Tuesday (5 November) afternoon that it’s currently using emergency resources to keep the lights on, as unplanned breakdowns have left the electricity system severely constrained
Although the electricity supplier claims that the probability of load shedding remains low, the unavailability of diesel or pumped water storage reserves could result in load shedding at short notice.
"Unplanned breakdowns above 9 500 MW requires emergency resources," Eskom said. "It increased the probability of load shedding if the supply constraints are sustained for a long duration."
Eskom urged residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly.
"Please switch off geysers and non-essential lighting and appliances to assist in reducing the demand."
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