Eskom has warned residents of the Eastern and Western Cape that cold fronts expected throughout the country might increase faults.
They announced in a statement that the wet weather has put the network at risk, warning that some residents may be left without electricity for prolonged periods. Eskom added that they will prioritise its response based on the size and duration of the faults.
Residents that have had no power for 48 hours will take priority, followed by those for 24 hours, and thereafter, the most recent faults.
Eskom has urged citizens to “remain patient.”
See the full statement here:
Customers urged to remain patient as extreme weather threatens
the Eskom network in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape pic.twitter.com/f8Qv9LNuPH
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) July 20, 2021