Load-shedding is staying. How to do it better?
Eskom, industry and energy analysts are thinking about better plans to handle the energy supply gap
With load-shedding set to become a permanent feature of the economy for the next few years, is there a better way of doing it?
The energy supply gap is between 2,000MW and 3,000MW for at least the next three years, depending on the performance of Eskom’s plant, and depending on when the new generation capacity envisaged by the Integrated Resource Plan can be brought on stream.
With that reality in mind, Eskom, industry and energy analysts have begun to mull over ways of load-shedding that are less economically damaging...