Expect more load-shedding – Eskom CEO

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Expect more load-shedding – Eskom CEO

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has warned South Africans to expect an increase in load-shedding as the power utility attempts to maintain its infrastructure.

Speaking at a media briefing on Friday, De Ruyter said that instead of continuing to defer maintenance, Eskom is now working on maintaining its power stations.
 

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Expect more load-shedding – Eskom CEO

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has warned South Africans to expect an increase in load-shedding as the power utility attempts to maintain its infrastructure.

Speaking at a media briefing on Friday, De Ruyter said that instead of continuing to defer maintenance, Eskom is now working on maintaining its power stations.
So how about they do it when people are asleep? Do the maintenance between 00:00 and 06:00, that way the impact on people is lower. I mean a lot of companies have their maintenance done in that slot.
 
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Expect more load-shedding – Eskom CEO

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has warned South Africans to expect an increase in load-shedding as the power utility attempts to maintain its infrastructure.

Speaking at a media briefing on Friday, De Ruyter said that instead of continuing to defer maintenance, Eskom is now working on maintaining its power stations.

That's good for the medium term. Rather increased load shedding for maintenance purposes than due to incompetence etc.

Obviously LS is not ideal but at some point it was clear more maintenance needed to be done.
 

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Look, this man is obviously under a hell of a lot of pressure to sort this poor excuse of a company out, but kudos to him for at least not beating around the bush and giving us the lay of the land...

Not nice to be without power again for a few hrs each day, but it is what it is

Just fix it properly now please...
 

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Instead of telling us the day or the day before.. how about you lot actually put together a proper maintenance plan for the next 2 years, implement load shedding at Stage 1 or 2 every day and make it happen.

At the very least we as a population, and companies as well can plan around something if we KNOW whats going on.

**EDIT** As an addition to this, normalise the schedules across the country so that everyone experiences a 2 hour duration, rather than some places being 2 hours, some 4 and other places even more due to retarded decisions to not include industrial areas and whatnot....
 
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Still painful that the ideologues in the ANC refuse to accept the cost effective solutions offered by the private sector and would rather continue to burn diesel all because they can extract rent of that.
 

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Maintenance means you need to switch off and this means lowering capacity. So for years, they never did maintenance to keep capacity and output levels high.

Now the chickens are coming home to roost and everywhere is in severe need of maintenance all at the same time. If it's not broken already that is.
 

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IPP’s are the best and cheapest “right now” solution. Get on with it already!
 

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Its coming to a point where its easier to warn us when there will be electricity.
 

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Still painful that the ideologues in the ANC refuse to accept the cost effective solutions offered by the private sector and would rather continue to burn diesel all because they can extract rent of that.
And fuel, excuse the pun, their BEE suppliers with contracts.
 

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The irony is that loadshedding also adds strain to the aged distribution network, and will, in due time, also cause some additional breakdowns in need of maintenance.

But I do agree with the sentiment that this is a necessary evil to START doing some maintenance.

It does, however, beg the question: What have they been doing up to this point in terms of maintenance?
 

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I'd like to know how he envisages turning Eskom around when his expenditures on debt repayments, bloated workforce and renewed vigor for maintenance far outstrips the lessened sale of electricity. The only thing that is being skirted on is where the money for the plans are coming from.
 
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