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No load shedding currently taking place
Tuesday, 2 June 2015: There is currently no planned load shedding as Eskom has enough generating capacity to meet the demand in electricity.
We urge all customers to continue using electricity sparingly at all times to enable the technicians to carry out the requisite maintenance of our power generating units
Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks, can also make a big difference by switching off non-essential lights and not leaving office equipment such as photocopiers and computers in standby mode after hours.
As the evening temperatures begin to drop, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm.
Eskom will provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms.
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ENERGY SAVING TIPS
You could save up to 10% on your electricity bill without spending a cent – follow this checklist:
Hot water:
·     Turn down the thermostat on your electrical element geyser to 60°C
·     Don’t use hot water for tasks you can accomplish with cold water - such as rinsing dishes and vegetables
·     Only use hot water for cleaning tasks that really need it, like washing your hands
Fridge freezer:
·     Set your fridge to 3°C – any lower and it will use more electricity than necessary
·     Make sure the seals of your fridge and freezer doors are intact
·     Don’t open the door unnecessarily
·     Place your fridge somewhere cool - away from sun-facing walls and windows, and as far as possible from the stove
·     Defrost your chest freezer twice a year; upright freezers should be defrosted three times a year
·     Don’t overfill your fridge or freezer; only use 90% of its capacity
Living rooms and bedrooms:
·     Always switch off lights in unoccupied rooms
·     Unplug all appliances you are not using
·     Don’t leave computers, TVs and DVD players on standby – if you do, these appliances use up to 50% of the power they normally use
·     Keep curtains and blinds open during the day to optimise natural light and postpone switching on artificial lighting until it gets dark
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