Eskom says it has enough capacity to meet demand

Eskom customer service center in Rivonia

Eskom customer service center in Rivonia

08 June 2015, Pretoria — Eskom on Saturday said it was pleased there was enough generating capacity to meet the country’s electricity demand.

“We would like to thank our customers for their patience and support in using electricity sparingly during the early morning and evening peak periods.

“Every little bit of savings goes a long way in assisting us to manage the demand and supply of electricity and to eliminate the need for load shedding,” Eskom said in a statement.

In winter the electricity demand peaks in the morning and evening as more electricity is used during these times.

“We appeal to all our customers to continue to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day but to be aware of the need to save more during the peak periods from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm.

“As the evening temperatures begin to drop, we urge electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm. This is particularly important as we are currently experiencing cold weather across the country,” the power utility said.

Eskom said it will provide regular updates on the status of the power system.
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