Eskom have announced that despite the resignation of CEO Phakamani Hadebe, their winter plan has work and there is low risk that South Africans’ will experience load-shedding.
Energy expert Chris Yelland said all their efforts had been focused on plant maintenance increasing energy availability to 70% and ensuring another 4,000 megawatts of power generation to the grid.
On June 1 Eskom’s winter prices started, meaning that electricity is three times higher during peak periods for industrial customers. This has discouraged users from excessive usage.
Between the increase in power availability and decrease in demand, the grid is currently in good standing and Yelland says Eskom should get through the winter without any load-shedding.