EDITORIAL: Four successes needed to avoid five more years of load-shedding
A glaring need in Eskom’s latest outlook is the urgent expansion of its network to carry electricity from the Cape provinces to the rest of SA
Eskom’s latest medium-term generation system adequacy outlook for the five years from 2024-28, much like previous versions, does not make for good bedtime reading.
Even under the optimistic scenario, there’s a likelihood of insufficient supply at peak times. This would mean load-shedding in the early evening for the next five years — or burning unaffordable and environmentally catastrophic volumes of diesel to run peaking plants...
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