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SA could face 104 days of load shedding: Eskom’s de Ruyter

Meanwhile, Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter said the power utility has made 4,000 hectares of land available in Mpumalanga for renewable energy investment.

DOSSIER: André de Ruyter, CEO of Eskom. Image: Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG — Eskom says South Africans could face 104 days of power cuts, with Phase 3 being the highest implemented.

Meanwhile, Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter said the power utility has made 4,000 hectares of land available in Mpumalanga for renewable energy investment.

De Ruyter made the announcement during a press briefing Wednesday on the state of the country’s electricity system.

He said this latest development would allow private investors to gain grid access near coal-fired power plants.

De Ruyter said the country should not allow load shedding to be part of the new normal.

“The first engagements with potential investors have already taken place at the Majuba and Thuthuka plants and I am very happy to say that the interest in this project has really been pleasant.”

At the same time, de Ruyter said Eskom was also working with law enforcement to tackle ongoing fraud and corruption at their Mpumalanga factories.

He said it hampered the utility’s ability to do its job.



SA could face 104 days of load shedding: Eskom’s de Ruyter

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