Eskom to push ahead with maintenance despite load-shedding
The utility says load-shedding is unacceptable but maintenance must continue15 March 2021 – 14:44
Eskom will not compromise on its long-term maintenance efforts, despite the heightened risk of load-shedding, which has gripped the country.
At an Eskom state of the system briefing on Monday, Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer, said that while everyday of load-shedding was “unacceptable”, the utility remains committed to its reliability maintenance and mid-life refurbishment programme, which is expected to improve the operational performance of its fleet of power stations. ..READ MORE…
Heavy loadshedding this winter possible if capacity is not met, Eskom warns
By Zintle Mahlati
Johannesburg – South Africans should brace themselves for a possibility of up to 26 days of load shedding this winter if Eskom’s power supply capacity is hampered by faults and breakdowns.
Eskom executives did their best to paint a hopeful picture of the entity’s attempts to improve its maintenance at its power stations in order to keep supply on path with demand. But there are worries.