Eskom: Low risk of load shedding today

It says while the cold weather has led to people using more electricity, the grid is not as constrained.

FILE: Eskom's Megawatt Park in Johannesburg. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN"

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says there is a low risk of load shedding today, as its generators that were out of service have now come back online.

On Sunday, the utility implemented stage 1 load shedding after nine days without any power cuts.

It says while the cold weather has led to people using more electricity, the grid is not as constrained.

Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says the risks are low at the moment and they don't anticipate any breakdowns.

"The risk is low because those machines are back on line and we don't have any further breakdowns, then we should be back to the previous state where we didn't have load shedding."

The utility has blamed the blackouts on not having enough generating capacity as a result of some generators experiencing technical problems.