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.
Eskom’s acting head of generation Andrew Etzinger says they’re making constant progress with getting generators back online.
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.
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.
Eskom's Andrew Etzinger has welcomed the decision: “Eskom has excellent engineers, amongst the world’s best engineers.
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.
This is according to Eskom's demand management senior general manager, Andrew Etzinger.
This is according to Eskom's demand management senior general manager Andrew Etzinger.
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.
Eskom's Andrew Etzinger said: “We take it very seriously.