Eskom appeals for power saving


Power_LinesStaff Reporter
ESKOM, the South African power utility, appealed to consumers to save electricity as the cold weather reaches its peak.

There are indications a cold front would hit the Western Cape by Wednesday
and start moving towards Gauteng with very cold temperatures forecasted
for Thursday and Friday.

“Due to this, the system will be tight over the evening peaks towards the
end of the week,” Eskom stated.

Eskom called on all consumers to pull together to help beat the peak over
the next few months by using electricity sparingly particularly from 5pm
to 9pm.

“We request all electricity customers to save at least 10 percent of their
electricity usage and sustain these savings,” Eskom stated.

It suggested that residential and commercial customers switch off geysers
and pool pumps during peak hours (5pm – 9pm), switching off non-essential
lights, using space-heating efficiently and responding to the Power Alerts

“This will make it significantly easier to manage the power system during
this challenging time, while also enabling us to do planned maintenance to
ensure the reliability of our plant.”








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