Eskom: Power grid stable for today, tomorrow

Eskom says although the grid is stable South Africans should use electricity sparingly.

Traffic lights not working in Cape Town on 21 January 2008, as a result of load shedding by Eskom. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says the power grid is stable and no load shedding is expected for today and tomorrow.

The power utility has battled to keep the lights on for months now due to problems with its generators and aging infrastructure.

Earlier this month the Medupi Power Station delivered its first units of electricity with the utility saying it hopes this will bring more stability to the grid.

Eskom says although the grid is currently stable South Africans should continue to use electricity sparingly.

Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says, "So far if things remain the same without any breakdown, we will go through today and tomorrow without having to implement load shedding."

Eskom says it now has a sufficient budget to buy diesel in order to keep its generators online to avoid load shedding for the next few months.

The power utility has not had to implement rolling blackouts this week as some of its faulty generators are now back online.

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

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