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Eskom: Cold weather pushing up demand

The power giant says the electricity grid will be under pressure due to cold temperatures.

FILE: While the country is grappling with low temperatures, the power giant says the grid will be under pressure. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Eskom on Monday urged consumers to use electricity sparingly.

This as South Africa grapples with low temperatures due to a cold front that hit the country earlier this week.

The power giant says the electricity grid will be under pressure due to cold temperatures.

Eskom however says this won't lead to load-shedding.

Utility spokesperson Andrew Etzinger says contingency plans have been put in place.

"The cold weather is pushing up demand and grids will be pushed up even higher in some parts of the country."

In Gauteng, temperatures are expected to drop well below zero degrees tonight.