Eskom sees strained grid for next few years

Eskom sees strained grid for next few years

2015-01-15 11:59

Johannesburg - Power utility Eskom expects the power grid to remain constrained for the next two to three years, a spokesperson said on Thursday, raising the likelihood of more rolling blackouts.

"For the next two to three years the system will be constrained. When we have more demand than supply we will have to load shed," Khulu Phasiwe told Reuters ahead of a news conference.

  • Made Inthe South - 2015-01-15 14:20

    The reality is that as long as Zuma783 and the ZANC is there,you ,the taxpayer will be Speared.ZANC made money out of the building of Medupi and Kusile,because their investment arm Chancellor House owned Hitachi Power Africa that had the R38 Billion contract for the boilers.That projects are now late because of strikes and faulty welding to the boilers,which had to be rectified by overseas welders. Now they will use this crisis,ZANC created,to justify the building of Russian nuclear reactors.So Chancellor House and the cadres can get tenders again.ZANC keep on winning.And if you followed the news,the Guptas are getting an uranium mine off the ground,in anticipation of the nuclear build

  • Mariah Prudy Mahlangu - 2015-01-15 16:48

    Cut exec's salaries and all performance bonuses. Then cut off the supply to all the areas where illegal usage is happening - this will mean that people who actually pay for their power will police their neighbours who are stealing the power. Arrest and prosecute the people who buy the miles and miles of cable which is stolen every year! Stop supplying other countries with reduced fee electricity! Billions saved already!

  • Charlene Beukes - 2015-01-18 23:35

    There was a time when smaller communities used large generators for power , now if government spent money and produced wind energy and solar energy along with generators several small towns can be removed from the grid completely.I would imagine it would also be the cheaper option in townships where people don't pay for power.

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