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No loadshedding expected today, despite a constrained and vulnerable system
Monday, 06 January 2020: No loadshedding is expected today, despite a constrained and vulnerable system.
 
There is sufficient water at the pumped storage schemes and we have managed to conserve diesel at our open cycle gas turbine generators, and continue to work to replenish the diesel levels. These emergency reserves will supplement the shortage of capacity, if required. However, we remind customers that as the system continues to be vulnerable and unpredictable, the possibility of loadshedding remains.
 
Breakdowns (UCLF) are at 13 119 MW as at 05:45 this morning. Our technical teams will continue to monitor the situation, carry out planned maintenance and to work at reducing unplanned breakdowns in order to enable us to minimise the possibility of loadshedding.
 
We ask customers to continue reduce demand by using electricity sparingly as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or reduce the level of loadshedding.
 
We will keep customers informed on the status of the electricity system.
 
 
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