No load shedding this weekend: De Ruyter

No load shedding this weekend: De Ruyter

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter says load shedding will be suspended at 9pm on Friday.

Andre de Ruyter Eskom CEO November 2021

The power utility says it believes the lights will stay on this weekend.

De Ruyter briefed the media on Friday morning on the challenges facing the system.

"We do not anticipate any load shedding for the weekend and the outlook for the week is for no load shedding, driven amongst other things by lower ambient temperatures which reduces our vacuum load losses.

"But this is, of course, subject to the proviso that we don't lose major units which will cause a lack of generation capacity."

On suspicions of sabotage, he says they're getting more clarity now.

Law enforcement agencies are investigating the collapse of a transmission tower on a distribution line near the Lethabo Power Station in the Free State.

"We have reported the matter to the Hawks. The Hawks are assisting us in investigation. Supply of electricity has in the interim been restored." 

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