The ongoing power crisis and questionable interventions: where do our priorities lie?
Following the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions for most businesses and operations during level 3, Eskom warned about the return of loadshedding. This was due to the unreliability and unpredictability of the grid, as alluded to by Eskom’s group CEO, Mr Andre de Ruyter, during a parliamentary briefing. This, along with other problems faced by Eskom, could be addressed by re-structuring the entire electricity supply industry and value chain to enhance efficiency. The debate continues as to how best to do that in a sustainable and inclusive way.