Eskom has issued a statement yesterday afternoon, stating that the risk of load-shedding will remain high for the next couple of days. We have not had instances of load-shedding since the state-owned power utility systematically switched off our lights in mid February.
Energy usage is set to increase in the next few weeks with the change of season coming up. With the weather becoming colder, this is sure to have a negative impact on the power grid and energy generating plants.
In the statement released to the press by Eskom, they insist that the power utility remains vulnerable, and despite all the efforts being made into ensuring that energy generating plants remain functional and online, load-shedding could be implemented at very short notice.
“We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.” – Eskom continues in their press release.
It would be best advised to remain on guard and ensure that you do not get left in the dark when it does eventually gets implemented.