Monday, 12 July 2021: The South African Weather Service warned yesterday that wet, windy and cold conditions are expected in some parts of the country this week as a result of a cold front. Following this warning, Eskom would like to appeal to the members of the public to continue using electricity sparingly.
Eskom has not implemented loadshedding since 13 June 2021 due to some improvement in the performance of the Generation fleet and the system is currently performing relatively well. 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.