The power utility said the Mpumalanga Operating Unit will today, 10 August implement load reduction in Ehlanzeni and Nkangala Districts
In a statement, Eskom said the overloading of the network can damage electricity infrastructure by causing explosions of transformers and mini-substations.
“Overloading also poses danger to people and property in the affected communities. Currently, Eskom is battling to keep up with the increased equipment failure caused by overloading that is costing millions to repair,” said Eskom in a statement.
The power utility explained that the implementation of load reduction aims to prevent network overloading in affected areas as follows.
Date: Afternoon of Monday, 10 August 2020
Time: 17:00 to 21:00
Customers are advised to report any illegal activities on Eskom lines on the Eskom Crime Line number: 0800 11 27 22.