Statement by Minister Anton Bredell on Using Electricity Sparingly
20 February 2014
Statement by Mr Anton Bredell, Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning
We are aware of the public announcement made by Eskom regarding the national power system and the severe constraints it is under. They have urged their customers to reduce demand.
Western Cape Disaster Management has informed all the critical stakeholders in the province about the current power constraints.
All Disaster Management Centres and key stakeholders have also been placed on high alert to ensure that relevant contingency plans are in place to deal with any eventualities.
Western Cape Disaster Management is constantly engaging with Eskom who has assured us that they are in the process of normalising the situation and we request that the public and Eskom users/municipalities cooperate with their call to reduce power usage as far as possible. We will be monitoring the situation closely.