CAPE TOWN, Eskom said there was no load shedding expected on Saturday, despite a constrained and vulnerable system, but warned of possible load shedding next week due to the current high level of unplanned breakdowns.

“As the generating plant continues to perform at low levels of reliability, we are experiencing a high level of breakdowns, which are sitting at 15,921MW as at 6.30am this morning,” the power utility said.

“The current high level of unplanned breakdowns is of concern and our teams are working flat out to ensure that the risk of load shedding is minimised as South Africa returns to work from 6 January 2020. We will be working on returning some generating units to service during this weekend including Koeberg Unit 1, which will start feeding into the grid. Eskom will continue to use emergency reserves to supplement capacity if necessary.”

Eskom said that the system continued to be vulnerable and unpredictable so the possibility of load shedding remained.

Source: African News Agency