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System remains tight despite no load shedding
Monday, 3 November 2014: Eskom is not load shedding today and does not anticipate that there will be any load shedding tomorrow as additional units have been returned from maintenance. If customers experience power outages during this period, we advise that they contact their electricity providers as it could be a localised problem.
 
The risk of load shedding has reduced significantly and the prognosis for the week is better than expected. The system will be under extreme pressure on Wednesday and Thursday as the water reserves that we built up over the weekend for our peaking plants will be depleted.
 
Eskom is pleased to announce that work at Majuba Power Station has progressed better than anticipated. Teams have worked non-stop since the incident on Saturday and have been able to connect coal feeder units which have enabled us to ramp up the supply from 600MW to 1 200 MW.
 
Eskom would like to thank customers who have heeded the call to use electricity sparingly. Once again, we appeal to consumers to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day, but especially from 18h00 to 22h00.
 
Customers are urged to switch off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances to prevent the need for rotational load shedding.
 
Eskom’s load shedding schedules are available for Eskom’s direct customers on our website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/ ). Customers can also contact our call centre 0860 037 566 for additional information.
 
Load shedding schedules will only be utilised for the duration of the constraint and Eskom will provide regular updates on the status of the power system.
 
For tips on how to trim 10% off your consumption, please visit www.eskom.co.za/idm .
 
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