The power system is expected to remain constrained but stable this week and for the rest of the festive season.
This is according to a news release from Eskom yesterday afternoon, 29 December 2014. The release says that the risk of load shedding is low during this period. However, the system remains vulnerable, meaning that any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate the need to implement load shedding.
With many industries still on recess for the festive season, electricity demand is expected to remain low, and Eskom is confident that it will not have to implement load shedding during this period. Eskom will use this period of low electricity demand to reduce the backlog on its plant maintenance programme.
Eskom urges all South Africans to pull together over the next few months and use electricity sparingly at all times.