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Eskom able to meet electricity demand, for now

The power utility says it does not intend to implement load shedding at this stage.

FILE: Eskom's Arnot Power Station in Mpumalanga. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The power utility says it does not intend to implement load shedding at this stage.

Eskom says it is currently able to meet electricity demand, meaning there's no intention to implement load shedding at this stage.

There were rolling blackouts last week and over the weekend. Several generating units are still out of service due to maintenance and technical faults.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says the situation is currently stable.

"We do have enough generating capacity to meet the current demand. And this is credit to our customers and to our technicians. We have brought back to service a number of generating units that were down last week, which is why we are able to provide electricity at this stage."

But the utility has warned that if any of its units go offline, or if technical issues arise, load shedding will be implemented.

Meanwhile, on Sunday President Jacob Zuma said load shedding was not the fault of poor leadership by government.

Take a look at EWN 's feature on how to survive load shedding.

To view load shedding schedules in your area, click here.