Eskom preparing for increased demand in winter

The power utility embarked on a ‘maintenance festival’ over the Easter weekend.

FILE. Load shedding has been avoided for several months now, and for the first time in years unplanned outages have been reduced to seven percent. Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says it's preparing for increased demand in winter by making sure all its generators are working optimally.

The utility embarked on a ' maintenance festival' over the Easter weekend with several generators taken offline and serviced.

Load shedding has been avoided for several months now, and for the first time in years unplanned outages have been reduced to seven percent.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says, "We'll continue with our normal maintenance programme so that we prepare our machines for the increased demand for winter this year. So far, things have been going very well."