Eskom warns of tight power supply – iAfrica.com

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:54 AM Mark Wessels, Business Day As maintenance work at Eskom plants is reduced to ensure electricity supply, South Africa‚Äôs power system will remain tight this winter, the company’s acting CEO Collin Matjila said. “The country still remains vulnerable,” Matjila told media at Eskom’s Quarterly State of the System briefing, as the country heads into winter. Matjila said this winter, the entity anticipates that the load will increase to 36 gigawatts (GW), with maintenance expected to continue but at a lesser pace so as to ensure security of supply this winter. Last year, the peak was at 35.4 GW in June. In the last three years, Eskom had increased maintenance work…