Government had projected that in winter the country would hit the highs of 34 000 Megawatts, but it has not reached anything close to this.
- The current available capacity was beginning to plateau at about 29 913 Megawatts, compared to 28 664 Megawatts of capacity which the country was sitting on from 26 June 2023.
- South Africa was beginning to keep up with the demand and this had resulted in no load shedding for significant periods of the day.
- The Minister emphasised that there was a need to ensure that generation far exceeds demand.
- Partial load losses was an area receiving attention, Ramokgopa said, adding that government was tapping into expertise outside of Eskom to go and work with General Managers at various stations.
- The Minister said it was worth noting that in the midst of winter they were able to ramp up planned maintenance, which he said is “an illustration of a system that is recovering”.
- Meanwhile, the issue of transmission needs to be addressed.