'More generators online will avoid power cuts'

Eskom says some of its generators are old, hence the breakdowns some of them are experiencing.

FILE: Power lines leaving Eskom’s Duvha power station, 15km east of Witbank. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom said it needs some of its generators to be brought back online to avoid further power cuts this week.

Load shedding was implemented during evening peak periods on Monday and Tuesday.

While the utility has been battling to keep up with electricity demand, low temperatures across the country have not been blamed for load shedding.

The utility's Khulu Phasiwe said, "If we do bring back those generators, even if it's as it was last week. Even on one of the coldest days, as long as our generators are up and running, we don't have any issues, the problem is that, some of our generators, because of they are old, they do break down."