MZANSI’s power utility Eskom has warned that there is a high risk of loadshedding on Friday.

Eskom says the system remains extremely constrained and vulnerable.

“We will need to continue to replenish both our water levels at pumped storage schemes and diesel for our open cycle gas turbines over the weekend in order to place us in a better position to stabilise for the week ahead,” the power utility said.

Eskom says the objective remains not to implement loadshedding during the day, however given the unplanned breakdowns there may be a need to continue to replenish emergency reserves.

“The probability of loadshedding remains high for the latter part of the day but will only be implemented if absolutely necessary,” Eskom added.

Customers have been advised to check their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom or municipal websites.