Eskom reiterates electricity supply to remain constrained during summer

While the winter period went well, with State-owned power utility Eskom avoiding having to implement load shedding, South Africa’s electricity supply would remain constrained over the coming summer months, State-owned power utility Eskom senior GM Andrew Etzinger said on Monday.

Speaking at an energy efficiency workshop hosted by the South African Property Owners Association, in Midrand, he pointed out that electricity consumption during the past winter was back at 2007 levels, partly as a result of slow economic growth, but also owing to the implementation of Eskom’s integrated demand management programme.

He added that a significant amount of maintenance had been completed during the winter, but that further maintenance was still planned for summer, which meant that the grid would remain under pressure. Read on Engineering News >

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