No load shedding is expected for Thursday, although there is always the possibility that Eskom can set load shedding at short notice.
The power supplier said in its usual statement on Wednesday night that it is currently using its emergency reserves at peak times. “We may be able to put load shedding on short notice should the power generation system deteriorate,” the statement says.
Unlimited power outages stood at 10 639 MW at 16:25 on Wednesday with planned maintenance work at 5 101 MW. The power system remains vulnerable at this stage.
Eskom calls on consumers to save electricity whenever possible.