Businesses that are not currently operating from their premises are reminded that electrical equipment such as pre-programmed air-conditioning and machines in ‘standby’ mode may still be using electricity while there is nobody in the office during lockdown.
Municipalities recommend that business owners check that all non-essential electricity at their businesses are off to ensure they do not incur unnecessary costs. Each municipality continues to incur costs from ESKOM, even on unused premises, and will therefor still have to charge for it.
If checking your electricity requires of you to go to the premises, please combine it with your other essential travel and observe all Covid-19 health and safety protocol.
Source: George Municipality