Electricity demand lower, less chance of power cuts, for now – Eskom

Eskom said that after South Africans responded to its call for the reduction of electricity consumption, demand had dipped.

The utility has thanked everyone in the country for responding to its call on Thursday night to reduce consumption during peak hours. Picture: Pexels.

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has said there was less of a chance of power cuts on Friday after a drop in demand for the only service it provides.

The utility has thanked everyone in the country for responding to its call on Thursday night to reduce consumption during peak hours.

As a result, demanded dipped to what it called "manageable levels".

Still, it’s asked members of the public to use electricity sparingly in the meantime and said that it would communicate any major changes to our power system.

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