Tuesday, 20 July 2021: The South African Weather Service has warned that a succession of cold fronts is expected to sweep across the country this week, going into the weekend. Following this warning, Eskom would like to appeal to the members of the public to reduce the usage of electricity as the cold conditions will put severe pressure on the power system.
The system is currently performing relatively well, and Eskom is not expecting to implement loadshedding at this point. Eskom has not implemented loadshedding since 13 June 2021 due to some improvement in the performance of the Generation fleet. However, the cold front will increase the demand for electricity thereby putting pressure on the power system. Therefore, Eskom urges the people of South Africa to help reduce electricity usage in order to ease the pressure on the system.
Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the performance of the system.