South Africans can expect some level of permanent Stage 2 or 3 load shedding for at least two years.
Eskom Chairperson Mpho Makwena says that the power utility aims to deliver some degree of predictability for the country while the company executes its turnaround plan.
He was addressing the media providing an update on load shedding and the projections on Eskom’s coal fleet recovery.
Makwena adds that the recovery of the coal fleet will not be accomplished in the near term, and that it will take at least two years to reach an energy availability factor (EAF) of 70 percent. The current EAF is 58 percent.