Eskom Delivers Good News: Load Shedding Suspended
Eskom Suspends Load Shedding , South Africa’s prominent electricity public utility, has brought relief to citizens by announcing the suspension of load shedding on Sunday, December 17, 2023. The decision comes in response to a notable improvement in the available generating capacity, and Eskom assures the public that load shedding will remain suspended until further notice.
Eskom Suspends Load Shedding Official Statement
In their official statement, Eskom stated, “Due to further improvement in available generating capacity, load shedding will remain suspended until further notice. Eskom will communicate should any significant changes occur.” This announcement provides a welcome reprieve for residents and businesses, offering an uninterrupted power supply for the time being.
Public Cooperation Requested
While celebrating the positive news, Eskom urged the public to continue practicing energy-saving habits. Citizens are requested to switch off non-essential appliances, especially during peak hours between 17:00 and 21:00. This collective effort plays a crucial role in reducing the overall demand on the power grid.
Overview of Eskom
Established in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission, Eskom has evolved to become the largest producer of electricity in Africa. With a significant presence on the global stage in terms of generation capacity and sales, Eskom holds a vital position as South Africa’s largest state-owned enterprise.
Eskom’s Power Stations
Eskom operates several notable power stations, including Matimba Power Stations and Medupi Power Station in Lephalale, Kusile Power Station in Witbank, Kendal Power Station in Mpumalanga, and Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in the Western Cape—Africa’s only nuclear power plant.
As South Africans enjoy a reprieve from load shedding, Eskom emphasizes the importance of ongoing efforts to conserve energy. The utility remains committed to transparent communication, assuring the public that any significant changes will be promptly communicated.
FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE MAJOR METROS, LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:
- City of Johannesburg
- City of Ekurhuleni
- City of Tshwane
- City of Cape Town (PDF)
- Nelson Mandela Bay
- Buffalo City