Eskom chair Mteto Nyati explains why the power utility was able to stop load-shedding

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Three big changes that let Eskom stop load-shedding

Eskom chairperson Mteto Nyati said three things have changed at the utility that have resulted in over 50 days of no load-shedding – leadership changes, a maintenance plan, and execution of the plan.

In the past few weeks, Nyati has been trying to convince South Africans that the lack of load-shedding is not due to Eskom playing politics but is, in fact, a sustainable improvement.
 
Nyati has been trying to convince South Africans that the lack of load-shedding is not due to Eskom playing politics but is, in fact, a sustainable improvement.
Based on track record of Eskom and the ANC at large, this is going to be a very tough job
 
They've just been lucky with the unusually warm autumn we've had so far. Demand has been low.

Just wait for the first cold front to hit the interior then they'll have less to boast about.
Thankfully, by then the elections would be over.
 
Nyati said that maintenance is now conducted alongside OEMs rather than middlemen to ensure that when the units are returned, they are reliable and almost as good as new.

Who would have guessed that getting the manufacturer on site instead of relying on a middleman slowly paging through the badly photocopied manual from forty years back (while charging "consulting" fees) would be a good idea.

:rolleyes:
 
Take all the GLORY until the next round of LS.
Then we will blame everyone else again.
 
We'll know next year, or the year after, when the official diesel use figures are released. Me believing them on the face value of their words - Is not a privilege they have earned. More accurately, it's one they've squandered.
 
If loadshedding returns after the elections or in June/July, what of Mteto Nyati's words then? Can't blame winter, not if you plan in advance and execute with the same excellence.
 
If loadshedding returns after the elections or in June/July, what of Mteto Nyati's words then? Can't blame winter, not if you plan in advance and execute with the same excellence.
Has he said anything contrary to Eskom owns loadshedding outlook?

 
Electioneering bs and psyop designed to make the great unwashed masses believe that the ANC has somehow miraculously solved load shedding.

Mark my words - a few weeks after elections are over we will be in constant Stages 4-6.

Please go and buy a big noisy generator, when your ANC voting neighbours ask you to turn it down, tell them you were promised free electricty and got this generator from Eskom instead.
 
Has he said anything contrary to Eskom owns loadshedding outlook?


I am not talking to Eskom's outlook I am talking to the interview held by Newzroom with Eskom's chairperson. Neither am I the one who talked of conspiracy theory, what is the current conspiracy anyway? Sometimes I question the numbers, even with the reduced maintenance for Winter. Nyati fumbled a bit when queried on Mbeki's remark of past deliberate sabotage, but hey, no political games.
 
He left out the part where they asked their buddies to stop looting for two months so they could have a chance in the elections...
 
He left out the part where they asked their buddies to stop looting for two months so they could have a chance in the elections...
I honestly think majority of looting is done at Eskom. They've now seen it costs them votes bigtime and will probably keep it limited.

They'll probably focus on looting NHI next as the people are used to not having proper healthcare anyway, and the ones suffering under NHI taxes wouldn't have voted for them anyway.
 
Talk is cheap, lets see in another 50 days.

Eskom used to supply electricity uninterrupted for months, sorry, years at a time.
 
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