LETTER: Eskom not taking advantage of wind or lockdown
Eskom should use the Covid-19 period of low demand to undertake much-needed maintenance
Carol Paton’s article, Eskom to declare force majeure on wind farms as demand falls (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-03-31-eskom-issues-force-majeure-to-wind-plants-as-demand-falls-during-lockdown/), March 31, refers.
Crisis can bring opportunity, but you must take it. As the nation entered lockdown, demand for electricity declined, which comes as no surprise given the restriction on non-essential activities. Therefore, Eskom has an opportunity (albeit unplanned) to ramp up maintenance far beyond what would have been possible under almost any other circumstance...