President of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry Janine Myburgh said yesterday the biggest problem facing business was that load shedding introduced uncertainties and made it difficult to plan ahead.
“We don’t know how long load shedding will last. It could be for many months. What business needs is certainty of supply, and if Eskom and the City cannot provide that, businesses will start to make their own arrangements.
"This means they will turn to rooftop solar and that will undermine Eskom’s future customer base. Load shedding also means Eskom will sell less electricity, and that will mean less revenue to pay the interest on its huge debts.”
Yesterday, Eskom continued with load shedding, which it said was the result of a shortage of capacity due to several generators still being out of service. It said the situation would worsen this week compared with the weekend.