Eskom warns of possible load-shedding

Eskom has urged customers to use electricity sparingly as parts of the country experience a severe cold front.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has stated there is a high possibility of load-shedding on Thursday evening.

Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said the delay of some generation units being brought back online and breakdowns in other units have caused the system to be severely constrained.

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One generation unit at the Tutuka power station tripped, while another one was taken off the grid. The return to service of a generation unit each at Duvha and Kendal power stations have been delayed.  

Mantshantsha said the power utility will communicate changes as they happen to the public and asked that consumers reduce demand as much as possible.