Minister of Electricity reveals when load shedding might END
Minister of Electricity in South Africa, had a news conference where he was explaining the load shedding situation in the country.
The load shedding in South Africa for the purpose of saving electricity will continue until the generator, Kusile Power Station, which is being repaired, is ready.
This was said by the Minister of Electricity in the country, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, when he had a news conference where he was explaining the electricity situation in the country.
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WHEN IS THE POWER PLANT EXPECTED TO BE READY?
He said that this power plant is expected to be ready by the end of the year, if it is not ready, there will continue to be blackouts.
He said this week it is not expected that the load shedding will be as high as last week because power has returned to some generators that had problems.
He said the expectation is that the phase of the load shedding will be in the second phase.
WHY THE LOAD SHEDDING STAGES KEEP INCREASING?
He said the stages of load shedding are increased because there is a scheduled power outage, which is done by Eskom and then there is a power plant that dies and the stages of load shedding are increased, in order to save the electricity that is available at that time.
“Unfortunately, sometimes the power has to be turned off and repairs must be made, before something dies. We must overcome this difficulty so that we can have enough electricity in the future,” Ramokgopa said.
When asked about the auxiliary electricity that was said to be bought in Mozambique, he said that the plan is ongoing but the government’s policy of buying to be bought is still being followed.
He said his department will announce soon what stage the renovation of the Kusile center is at.