Load-shedding was almost completely avoidable in 2021, study shows
Meridian Economics says additional renewable-energy capacity would have averted the need for the severe rolling blackouts of 2021
If SA had 5,000MW of additional renewable-energy capacity, load-shedding could have been almost completely avoided in 2021. Instead, 2021 overtook 2020 as the most intensive year of load-shedding to date.
A new report released on Monday by specialist economics advisory group Meridian Economics investigates how, using Eskom’s hourly data from 2021, having more renewable-energy capacity on the system would have affected load-shedding in 2021...