Eskom says there will be no load shedding this winter

Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, says there will be no load shedding this winter.

Molefe was giving his quarterly update on the state of the country’s electricity system to Parliament on Thursday.

Afternoon Drive's Xolani Gwala spoke to Gaye Davis, EWN reporter, who was in Parliament during the address.

He says the national electricity group is no longer under pressure and they have increased the number of electricity available. He is putting this down to their maintenance programme being properly planned, and also to the fact that new sources of generation have come on to the grid.

Gaye Davis, EWN reporter

He says is confident that there will be a winter-free of load shedding. And he says there will be no disruption of supply if all things remain equal, until February next year.

Gaye Davis, EWN reporter

His point being that the lack of load shedding, he says, it's not due to the decrease in demand for electricity. He's saying there is the same demand as last year, and that's all about the assets that Eskom team has put to get on top of things.

Gaye Davis, EWN reporter
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