Eskom not load shedding yet


SABRINA DEAN – Eskom says the reduction in electricity demand by customers is one of two reasons the company was able to lift the emergency at 10pm last night.
Eskom yesterday instituted load shedding for the first time since 2008. Spokesperson Tony Stott says load shedding has not yet been implemented this morning.
"We were able to get some of the units that had been unexpectedly shut down into operation again and then obviously the response from our customers to reduce their demand for electricity – those two things have meant we have not had to declare an emergency and we’re not doing load shedding at the moment," he says.
He says they will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any updates via the eskom website, as well as via media platforms.
Eskom Chief Executive Brian Dames is expected to brief media on the state of the country’s power supply at Megawatt Park in Johannesburg later this morning.