Cape Town gives load shedding the finger

There will be no load shedding in Cape Town today, the City of Cape Town has tweeted.

“The City of Cape Town will avoid load-shedding today due to spare generation capacity,” said the tweet.

On Thursday the City of Cape Town also tweeted that its residents need not worry about blackouts. “Despite Eskom’s call for load shedding, the city will not implement it due to its own spare generation capacity,” it said.

Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 1 load shedding from 08:30 on Friday, which is likely to continue until 22:00.

This is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of our power station units, said the power utility.

Eskom has asked consumers to use power sparingly as cold weather conditions are being experienced across the country.

Fin24

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Cape Town gives load shedding the finger