No load-shedding from Eskom yet

2016-07-21 06:00

Load-shedding has not been a problem for Eskom for the past 11 months and the power utility has projected that there will be no load-shedding for the remainder of this winter until March 2017.

This is according to chief executive Brian Molefe, who delivered the state of the quarter address at the Power-Gen DistribuTECH Africa 2016 conference in Sandton on Tuesday.

Molefe said Eskom has sufficient generation capacity to meet demand. He said the energy availability for June 2016 was reported at 81%, a record high since July 2013. Unplanned maintenance has also been reduced to 9.3%. The power utility has also managed to make the required replacements to damaged equipment, and upgraded infrastructure. Thirty-one substations and 287 transformers have been repaired.

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