The Instantaneous Demand Response Programme offers you an opportunity to partner with Eskom to mitigate power system constraints.

What is offered?

Eskom will compensate participants who have qualified to participate and are able to:

  • Reduce load within 6 seconds of notification; and
  • Sustain this reduction for a maximum of 10 minutes.
  • Key features

  • The minimum load entry level is 10MW
  • On average, 200 load reduction events per annum.
  • A maximum number of two load reduction requests of 10 minute each per scheduled day.
  • Load should be available 24/7 under normal plant conditions
  • You will be notified by 15:00 (the day before).
  • You will receive a capacity payment for all hours scheduled to be on standby (the next day).  
  • How do you participate?

    Step 1: E-mail for more information.

    Step 2: An Eskom representative will arrange a suitable time to visit your premises to determine participation.

    Step 3: Sign a standard legal agreement with Eskom.

    Step 4: Register as an Eskom vendor to enable you to receive payment.


    Eskom will install the necessary metering system to enable you to participate.

    Contracts are renewed on an annual basis.

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