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Eskom management to meet over potential weekend power cuts

8 November 2019 12:56 PM
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Eskom
Electricity
Load shedding
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generating units
Dikatso Mothae
Utility can't rule out possibility of load shedding this evening and over the weekend as it battles a heavily constrained grid.

Eskom says it can't guarantee a load shedding-free weekend at this stage.

The power utility's management is expected to hold an urgent meeting to determine whether more load shedding is on the cards this weekend.

Eskom spokesperson Dikatso Mothae says there's a chance of load shedding on Friday evening as the system remains vulnerable.

RELATED: Load shedding a possibility after 8pm on Friday, warns Eskom COO

On Thursday night, Eskom implemented stage two load shedding from 10pm until 5am on Friday morning.

I cannot give you a clear picture for the weekend or this evening until we've had our emergency response command centre meeting later this afternoon.

Dikatso Mothae, Spokesperson - Eskom

There is a risk and we may need to load shed again this evening.

Dikatso Mothae, Spokesperson - Eskom

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This article first appeared on 702 : Eskom management to meet over potential weekend power cuts


8 November 2019 12:56 PM
Tags:
Eskom
Electricity
Load shedding
Power supply
generating units
Dikatso Mothae

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