If all goes according to plan‚ there will either be no load-shedding – or stage 1 “at the most” – provided Eskom’s turnaround plan is implemented “110%”.
That is according to public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan‚ who was speaking on Wednesday during a media briefing at the Lethabo power station in the Free State.
Gordhan said it was “nice” to have plans‚ but the key to their nine-month plan would be discipline and ensuring those who miss deadlines which affect power delivery are taken to task.
“An important culture change needs to happen in Eskom‚” he said.
Gordhan assured the nation that there was a plan to ensure the lights stayed on this winter.
“We have a winter plan‚” said Gordhan‚ adding that May 1 would be regarded as the start of the season.
“We have‚ as an aim‚ that there should be no load-shedding from now … If there is load-shedding‚ at the most we will see level 1 load-shedding on a few occasions‚” he said.
By: Nico Gous
Source: TMG Digital.