Across Mzansi, the unwelcome power cuts have resumed since Thursday, as reported by The South African over the weekend.
Regrettably, load-shedding is here to stay and will be part of our lives for the unforeseeable future.
As Energy expert Ted Blom points out, power engineers have been unable to restore failing coal power plants to full capacity.
It appears that Eskom has not been maintaining the coal power plants properly, because most of the breakdowns are occurring there, he said. “I believe that half of the fleet has broken,” he said according to East Coast Radio.
In his opinion, Eskom has no intention of spending money in order to restore coal power plants, which will result in additional load shedding.
Risk of being dependent
There is little capital in Eskom to support the market as a failed state entity. One of the biggest issues facing the South African people is the possibility of the power grid collapsing. The danger in a monopolised market comes down to the dependence consumers are facing.
Making a change –
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