The “Use electricity
smartly” campaign aims to empower
consumers with the necessary information to reduce their electricity usage
during the evening peak period (5 pm to
9 pm). By rallying together, we can
reduce the need for loadshedding.
Did you know that
South African households use the most electricity between 5 pm and 9 pm –
especially in winter? Why?
We start our evening routine - cooking supper, bath the children and
switch on heaters, TV and lights. So we
all need to work together to reduce this electricity peak in the evenings. Just think of three things. Start by switching off the biggest energy
guzzlers - your geyser; pool pump and heaters - and do your bit to keep the
lights on across the country.
smartly” is a joint national campaign, actively supported by the Department of
Public Enterprises (DPE); the Government Communication & Information System
(GCIS) and Eskom.
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The ability to switch on a light or an appliance or a device in any room adds a level of household comfort and convenience so quickly we barely think about it anymore.
Flooding a bedroom with light. Making a cup of tea. Preparing supper. Washing and drying clothes. Watching television. Surfing the net. Taking a hot shower. Filtering the swimming pool. Spotlighting the garden. The list of daily things that gets done in the home by using electricity are endless.