André de Ruyter, CEO of Eskom, says that South Africa is expected to be released from power outages by the end of next week.
De Ruyter says the system is still unreliable.
“By the end of next week, we should be out of power. We have already removed our indications of a power outage. We have some large units returning at the end of July, the risk will decrease significantly when Koeberg 2 returns online.
It will lead to great relief, but eventually to bring rolling eclipse to bed. What we need is additional capacity, because the system as it is at the moment is still unreliable and unpredictable, “says De Ruyter.
Video | President Cyril Ramaphosa on a visit to Standerton Tutuka Power Station
On Saturday, Cyril Ramaphosa visited the president of the Tutuka power plant in Mpumalanga, where South Africa continues to suffer from power outages.
Eskom implemented the latest round of power outages for more than three weeks.
Ramaphosa has promised to continue pursuing economic reforms to ensure a reliable supply of affordable electricity.
In his recent weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa acknowledged that the government had to respond boldly to tackling the country’s energy crisis.
He acknowledged that there were no easy solutions, but said the government was determined to explore some opportunities to ensure that there was enough electricity to meet the country’s energy needs.
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SA expects to get rid of power outages next week: Eskom CEO – SABC News
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