No load shedding for the rest of summer, into winter. Eskom

That’s right folks, no need to stress about the lights going off for the rest of summer and well into winter; according to Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.


It looks like Eskom, and in fact South Africa, has found its saviour. Since Brian Molefe took charge the national energy supplier has gone from strength to strength, with power supply and generation anyway.

While Eskom still wants to bleed South Africans dry in terms of electricity prices, at least there is electricity to charge for now.

“Our prognosis is that there will be no load shedding for summer, autumn and going into winter,” Molefe said at the quarterly state of the power system briefing.

According to Fin24, Eskom has reduced its unplanned maintenance by 10% in the third quarter of last year and decreased Open Cycle Gas Turbine usage by 66% between October 2015 and January 2016.

Medupi’s unit 6 generator, which came online in August 2015, also made a significant change in electricity supply to the grid. Baldwin Ngubane, Eskom’s chairperson, believes that the progress made last year could not have been achieved without Brian Molefe’s stable leadership.