Eskom load reduction is set to affect Tshwane on Tuesday evening, the power utility has warned.
Eskom load reduction on Tuesday
The rolling blackouts have been prevalent throughout the current winter – mainly in Gauteng – with the company attributing the power cuts to an apparent strain on its grid caused by illegal connections.
The bulk of these outages have affected suburbs in Johannesburg, the Vaal and the West Rand, with Tshwane and, at times, KwaZulu-Natal also hit by the odd period of darkness.
According to Eskom, the nation’s capital is due another spell without power starting from 17:00 and ending at 22:00. The affected areas include Ga-Rankuwa and Soshanguve.
“We are implementing load reduction to avoid network overloading in high-density areas that are prone to illegal connections, meter bypasses and vandalism of electricity infrastructure,” a notice shared on Twitter by Eskom read.Eskom
The company urged its customers to keep appliances switched off during the period to avoid damage caused by power surges when supply is restored. It also discouraged residents in the affected areas from logging faults during the hours in question.
Tshwane: Ekangala A, B, C, D, E and F; Jakkals; Klipgat; Kopanong; Komkruil; Kudube Units 1, 2, 5, 8, 11 and D; Ga-Rankuwa Industrial; Ga-Rankuwa Rural; Ga-Rankuwa units 10, 15, 17, 21, 23, 24, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 9; Ga-Rankuwa View; Mabopane blocks A, B, C, CV, D, E, M, N, S, U, and X; Makanyaneng; Mmakaunyana, Masoga; Mathibestad, Soshanguve blocks BB, NN, NNME1, PP East, T Extension, V and W; Soshanguve South, Swartdam, Winterveld and Vuka.