14 June 2015, Johannesburg – Eskom has apologised to its customers for the inconvenience caused by load shedding on Friday, especially in areas where power cuts took longer.
The power utility had stopped load shedding at 10pm on Friday.
“It is important to note that restoration of power takes longer in some areas. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by load shedding,” said Eskom.
In winter the electricity demand peaks in the morning and evening as more electricity is used during these times of the day.
Eskom appealed to all 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,” said Eskom.
Eskom said it will provide regular updates on the status of the power system through all the media platforms.