Andrew Etzinger News

Load shedding this weekend: “Chances are slim to none” – says Eskom

Read – Load shedding: How food prices will increase if power cuts continue The acting head of generation at Eskom, Andrew Etzinger, admitted that although it has been a tough week, the power utility has made strides in improving output operations.

The South African , South Africa Feb 15, 2019

Slim chance of load-shedding for weekend, Eskom warns system still vulnerable

Eskom’s acting head of generation Andrew Etzinger says they’re making constant progress with getting generators back online.

EWN , South Africa Feb 14, 2019

How close is South Africa to a national blackout?

However, Eskom's Andrew Etzinger says they follow a very conservative approach and they don't tolerate this risk by ensuring that supply and demand are in balance.

EWN , South Africa Feb 14, 2019

Eskom burned R100m of diesel a day to keep lights on this week

Eskom’s acting head of generation Andrew Etzinger says that they’re in a far stronger position now compared to earlier this week as constant progress is being made with getting generators back online.

EWN , South Africa Feb 14, 2019

Eskom defends govt decision to bring in external engineers to probe crisis

Eskom's Andrew Etzinger has welcomed the decision: “Eskom has excellent engineers, amongst the world’s best engineers.

EWN , South Africa Feb 13, 2019

Eskom bullish on ending load shedding as coal stockpile levels improve

Eskom's Andrew Etzinger: "We're in good shape, our coal stockpile levels are above 30 days, which is a big improvement since November/December and if we do continue on this trend we're certainly looking at eliminating load shedding in the next few days.

EWN , South Africa Feb 13, 2019

Be warned, load-shedding will be with us for some time

This is according to Eskom's demand management senior general manager, Andrew Etzinger.

Times Live , South Africa Feb 13, 2019

Load-shedding: More power cuts ahead as Eskom announces stage 3

This is according to Eskom's demand management senior general manager Andrew Etzinger.

Times Live , South Africa Feb 13, 2019

Eskom working on eliminating load shedding by end of week

Eskom’s Andrew Etzinger said: “I think we are all completely committed to eliminating load shedding by Thursday if possible.” The organisation had estimated that load shedding would be between 1,000 to 2,000 megawatts for this week, however, after six additional generating units went offline on Monday, 4,000 megawatts had to be shed off.

EWN , South Africa Feb 12, 2019

Eskom contingency plan in place for Cosatu strike, warns grid still constrained

Eskom's Andrew Etzinger said: “We take it very seriously.

EWN , South Africa Feb 12, 2019