Load-shedding will only stop with new generation capacity, says De Ruyter
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter says SA shouldn’t accept frequent load-shedding “as the new normal”, even as the state-owned power utility has had to step up the frequency of power cuts.
Speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday, De Ruyter said Eskom had implemented rotational power cuts on 32 days so far in 2022, up from 26 in the same period a year earlier. To end load-shedding while allowing for adequate maintenance on its ageing coal-fired power stations, the company needs an additional 4,000MW-6,000MW...
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