Eskom says no load-shedding this winter


Power utility Eskom has reportedly reaffirmed it will not be implementing any rolling blackouts this coming winter.

Speaking in Parliament as part of the state-owned parastatal’s quarterly ‘State of the System’ update on Thursday, CEO Brian Molefe said improved performance has allowed it to build-up capacity of 1 100 megawatts after evening peak times, as a result of its so-called Tetris maintenance plan.

He also stated that Units 3 and 4 of the Ingula Power Station in the Free State are on track to be synchronised with the national grid ahead of schedule, while Unit 6 at Medupi is expected to be commercially operational by 2018.

The utility has since revealed Ingula would be fully operational next year with Medupi and Khusile following in 2020 and 2022 respectively.