At approximately 17h30 on Wednesday 11 June two units at Duvha and Kendal power stations respectively tripped and a portion of the capacity normally imported from Cahora Bassa became unavailable in South Africa. As a result, a reduction in electricity demand was required between 6:00 PM and 8 PM to balance the electricity system, which was implemented according Eskom’s load shedding schedule.

Eskom anticipates that the system will remain tight on the evening of Thursday 12 June between 5 PM and 9 PM and appeals to all energy users to use electricity sparingly during this period. In an effort to avoid load shedding, all electricity users are urged to switch off non-essential appliances, pool pumps and geysers between 5 PM and 9 PM.

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