Enjoy the lights staying on for the time being South Africa, as good news hails from Eskom – loadshedding has been suspended (for now).
The recent suspension is due to a “marginal improvement in the generation capacity” as the power utility service expressed in a statement on Sunday.
According to Eskom, the public is still cautioned that “as the shortage of generation capacity persists, the system will continue to be constrained with an elevated risk of loadshedding over the coming weeks.”
Eskom notes that it has a 4 331 MW on planned maintenance, with 13 805 MW unavailable as the result of breakdowns, and as such, South Africans are still encouraged to remain frugal with their power consumption – especially between 5am to 9am and 4pm to 10pm.
Meanwhile, Eskom’s CEO, André de Ruyter, has threatened to leave his position following an Eskom board member reportedly accusing him of “misleading the board” with the cancellation of a fuel oil tender of R14 billion, as News24 reports.