- Oct 4, 2012
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2012-01-12-hey-eskom-remember-2008/That is exactly what happened late in 2007. Eskom announced that, with reserves running lower than 8% in some areas, they would need to implement a blackout schedule – known as load shedding –to prevent crashing the entire national grid. When asked how long this situation would last, the answer was: We don’t know. It could be as long as seven years.
https://www.biznews.com/energy/2015...ceo-brian-molefe-has-a-plan-and-it-is-workingWhile Molefe still sees a risk of rolling power cuts in the next few years, he expects to complete all aspects of his plan by 2022.
https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/88580/3-more-years-of-load-shedding-zuma/In his response to the 2015 Presidency Budget Vote debate on Tuesday, Zuma said: “the model indicates that demand will exceed supply for the next 24 to 36 months. To increase supply, Eskom is implementing a structured planned maintenance programme to ensure that the availability of all power stations is improved.”
https://businesstech.co.za/news/energy/426868/eskom-load-shedding-is-not-going-away-energy-expert/“It is important to recognise that due to the unreliability and unpredictability of the system, the risk of load shedding remains,” he said.
“This will be the reality until after the 18 months of reliability maintenance, which will last until August 2021.”
https://businesstech.co.za/news/ene...tly-reduced-by-this-time-next-year-eskom-ceo/Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter says that South Africa will see “significantly reduced” load shedding by September 2021.
https://www.africanews.com/2016/05/...f-load-shedding-says-sa-airways-not-for-sale/Eskom’s plant availability has improved from 69.9% in October last year to 76.3% at the end of April this year. The utility company’s boss Khulu Phasiwe assured that it will keep the lights on for good (2016)
https://techcentral.co.za/heres-our-plan-to-end-load-shedding-cyril-ramaphosa/177163/As we begin the long and difficult recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, we can draw encouragement, confidence and hope from the measures we are taking now to address our immediate electricity challenges and secure our energy supply well into the future. ( Cyril Ramaphosa 28 September 2020)