This was the essence of an update yesterday by the country’s troubled power utility.
It reported progress in maintenance, particularly over Easter. The utility noted that load shedding had not been implemented in 36 days.
Eskom chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer said: “As we continue to perform essential plant maintenance, while carefully balancing the country’s energy requirements with the available capacity, the risk that we may implement load shedding over the next six to 12 months remains. However, this will only be done as a last resort.”
He said Eskom teams executed daily planned maintenance totalling more than 7000MW at the Easter weekend.