Eskom announced that it would be implementing load reduction in four provinces on Wednesday evening, 1 June. Load reduction is meant to lower demand and avoid network overloading in high-density areas.
Load reduction usually takes place when the national power supplier does not implement load shedding power cuts across the country.
ESKOM IMPLEMENTS LOAD REDUCTION ON WEDNESDAY
The provinces affected by load reduction on Wednesday include KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North West and Limpopo.
The length of the power outage differs from province to province. However, supply will mostly be disrupted between 17:00 and 22:00.
“Overloading of networks leads to damage to the electricity infrastructure through explosions in overloaded transformers and mini-substations.
“It also poses danger to people and property in the affected communities,” said Eskom.
The power supplier said increased equipment failure is costing millions to repair.
NORTH WEST: 17:00 to 22:00
KWAZULU-NATAL: 17:00 to 21:00
FREE STATE: 17:00 to 20:00
LIMPOPO: 17:00 to 22:00
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