The system is constrained this morning after taking out some generation units for both planned and unplanned maintenance but the risk of loadshedding remains low. We are using some emergency diesel generators to supplement capacity and increase dam levels at our pumped storage schemes.
Unplanned outages were at 12 405 MW as at 7:00 this morning. We continue working on reducing breakdowns to below 9 500 MW in order to increase available capacity and limit the risk of loadshedding.
We are monitoring the system closely and we will continue to give periodic updates on the status of the power system. We ask customers to continue to use electricity wisely to assist us to avoid or limit the level of loadshedding.
- Set air-conditioners’ average temperature at 23ºC
- Switch off your geysers over peak periods
- Use the cold water tap rather than using the geyser every time
- Set your swimming pool pump cycle to run twice a day, three hours at a time for optimal energy use
- At the end of the day, turn off computers, copiers, printers and fax machines at the switch. Avoid stand-by or sleep mode