9.11.2019 01:28 pm
“While the system remains extremely constrained and vulnerable, the objective remains not to implement loadshedding today and tomorrow,” said Eskom.
Eskom's current objective is not to implement load shedding today and tomorrow despite their system remaining "constrained and vulnerable."
The power utility says the probability of load shedding is low for the rest of the week, but unplanned breakdowns could result in load shedding.
According to environment and infrastructure MMC Nico de Jager, some areas may be affected in terms of water supply, but not necessarily sewerage.
The party also says it wants further clarity on what the Eskom boss’ relationship is with the Daily Maverick.
The chairperson and acting CEO denies the DA’s claims that Eskom knew load shedding would happen but didn’t come clean.
The power utility says that in order to lessen the disruption on matric exams, Stage 1 load shedding would be implemented from 9am until 12pm and thereafter revert to Stage 2.
In its summer plan, Eskom said it needed to execute an average of 5 500MW of planned maintenance, but it is simply not managing to do so.
Eskom’s latest blackouts could have far-reaching consequences for SA and an expert says R1.7 trillion will be needed to restore the ‘rotten’ utility.
Rolling blackouts are likely to be with us for a week.
The extent of the impact had not yet been established nationally because the Education Department is still waiting for provinces to report back.
Had the power utility negotiated to pay prices closer to Nersa’s recommended rate, they could have saved up to R10 billion over the next six years.
Eskom’s acting group chief executive Jabu Mabuza ‘is open to discuss details’ with the DA’s Natasha Mazzone, after the party issued a statement on load shedding earlier.
The opposition says it wants clarity on the supposed ‘strong possibility’ of more rolling blackouts.
The power utility must clean up its act, but doesn’t have the money to pay for doing so.