Eskom is considering implementing permanent Stage 2 or 3 load shedding for the next two to three years in an attempt to give the public more predictability. The estimated time for the first phase of the power recovery plan is 2024, however, the challenges at Eskom are not insurmountable. The possibility of Stage 8 load shedding is reducing but the system remains unpredictable.
Eskom also mentioned that municipal debt is nearing R57 billion. The country is currently on Stage 2 load shedding until 5am on Monday, and no higher stages of load shedding are expected.
The power utility is also looking for a new Chief Generations Officer and new Group CEO.
What can you do?
- Research alternative energy sources to reduce reliance on Eskom.
- Reach out to local politicians to discuss the current state of Eskom and potential solutions.
- Educate yourself on the current power recovery plan and how it may affect your daily life.