Over the last week Joburg City Power has started to roll out what it calls 'load limiting' – a system that would allow it to tell individual households to use less power in a bid to stop load shedding.
When Eskom indicates it needs to implement load shedding, Johannesburg residents with smart meters will be asked to reduce their load by between 10 and 20 percent.
It will require switching off geysers, stoves, television and pool pumps for a certain period to avoid having a complete power cut.
Through these measures, the city will reduce enough energy to ensure load shedding is not implemented.
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