Don't be Left in the Dark - Save Electricity
Energy efficient light bulb
Here are some bright ideas on how to save limited energy resources and do your part to help prevent blackouts.
Power Alert: What is it and What Does Each Colour Mean?
"Power Alert" is a campaign launched by Eskom to save electricity. It takes the form of a message popping up on your TV screen every weekday evening. The 15-second television slot lets you follow the rise and drop in power consumption every 15 minutes from 17:00 to 21:00 on weekdays.
Alerts have different colours and this is what they mean:
When is Peak Time?
How You Can Prepare for Power-Off Times
These are useful tips to minimise inconvenience when the power is off:
How to Save Power
The following are some examples of what can be done in your home to make it more energy efficient:
1. Hot Water Geyser
3. Heating Your Home
- Have enough north-facing window areas.
Where Can I Get Information Before or During A Power Failure?
Reporting a fault (power outages, shorting overhead lines, faulty dispensers, streetlight problems and low voltage faults) can be done at one of these numbers:
Information about the scheduled power cuts is available from the following contacts: