Electricity demand to increase

While the system is stable, the demand for electricity is expected to
increase due to cold weather predicted for Gauteng, says Eskom.

“The system is stable, but still tight over the evening peak. The
demand is expected to increase into the week, due to cold weather
forecasted for Gauteng,” said the power utility in its system status
bulletin on Monday.

Last week, the weather service warned of cold weather due to a cold
front.

Eskom called on consumers to pull together to help beat the peak over
the next month by using electricity sparingly, particularly from 5pm to
9pm.

“We request all electricity customers to save at least 10% of their
electricity usage and sustain these savings. Residential and commercial
customers can make the biggest difference by switching off geysers and
pool pumps during peak hours (5pm – 9pm),” it said.