The newly appointed Eskom head of generation will have to hit the ground running as the embattled power utility braces itself for a tough winter when the national grid is expected to come under severe pressure, leading to even higher levels of load-shedding and curtailment.

Eskom last week appointed long-time staffer Bheki Nxumalo as its new group executive for generation. Nxumalo, returning to a role he had held from July 2019 to August 2020, will start his job with breakdowns of more than 17,000MW of generating capacity. ..

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