Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced government’s plan to break down Eskom’s key components into three entities - separating the transmission, generation and distribution components to become subsidiaries of Eskom holdings.
Gordhan shared details on the plan to fundamentally restructure the utility at a media briefing on Tuesday.
Bongani Bingwa chats to Power X chief executive officer and energy expert Thembani Bukula to weigh in on the government's plan.
The plan is one of the few plans that has correctly diagnosed what the problem is at Eskom and correctly dissected the areas that needs focus.— Thembani Bukula, CEO and energy expert - Power X
He says ideally, South Africa should not be experiencing load shedding as there is enough generation capacity to meet all of the electricity demands.
What happens is we have load shedding because a lot of the plant is taken out for maintenance and it doesn't get returned into service on time.— Thembani Bukula, CEO and energy expert - Power X
Listen below to the full interview: