Mantashe expects Eskom to keep the lights on for 21-day lockdown

Mantashe expects Eskom to keep the lights on for 21-day lockdown

3/26/2020

Mantashe expects Eskom to keep the lights on for 21-day lockdown

Mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe says Eskom is expected to keep the lights on during the nationwide lockdown even though some of its suppliers might scale down production.

1 week ago “Therefore we don’t have a fear of load-shedding‚ but we require Eskom not to be in a situation where they cannot supply electricity to society‚” he said. Mantashe said representatives of the mining and energy sectors met yesterday to determine how they would operate as part of essential services exempted from the shutdown. “While demand is expected to decline in the period ahead‚ as a result of restrictions on economic activity‚ security of energy supply remains critical. “The supply of fuel to the relevant critical and essential services‚ as well as the supply of coal to Eskom for electricity supply and liquid fuels production‚ are critical during this period‚” Mantashe said. “We are mindful that in some mining operations and processing plants a complete shutdown will not be feasible‚ as a restart from scratch may be too costly. This would negatively affect security of supply‚ and therefore the economy as a whole. “Working together with the South African Petroleum Industry Association‚ the Minerals Council SA and in consultation with labour unions‚ we have developed a framework through which these industries will implement the envisaged directives. “This is being done to safeguard the lives of people‚ while ensuring that the limited economic activity which will be undertaken during this period is supported.” Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now. Read more: Sowetan LIVE

Ohh meaning there is no load shedding kahle kahle, a certain agenda is pushed I see. It better 🙄 Please don't invite Eskom to the party ~ now they will celebrate by switching the power off and on .. off and on.... off and... 🤪 I wasn't worried about Eskom but now since they said there won't be loadshedding , I am worried

We had no power in my area from 12:00 yesterday till 20:00. We could only look at the fridge and say 'food, hang in there.' I dont believe this.....1 Generator will go down No expectation ti his IPP handlers who are milking the taxpayer billions each year through eskom. He must not just expect but make sure we have them lights throughout the whole year....

Here comes load shedding, keyword being 'expects' 🙄🙄🙄 Mxm How reassuring 🙄

Eskom coal suppliers exempt from lockdownOnly those providing essential services, including the maintenance of the power system, will be exempted

Eskom and it's officials are making fools out of us. Jiki jiki you hope for no Load shedding, and it won't take place I know.

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Eskom coal suppliers exempt from lockdownOnly those providing essential services, including the maintenance of the power system, will be exempted These ones have had a self imposed lockdown for a long time

No loadshedding expected during lockdown, says EskomEskom does not expect to implement loadshedding during the Covid-19 national lockdown, it said on Wednesday, but the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remained. 🙏 Thank goodness As if is a favour the demand is less especially in industrial sector due to lockdown

No loadshedding during 21-day lockdown, says MantasheMineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has assured South Africans that the chance of loadshedding during the 21-day national lockdown is highly unlikely. Hmmm! Does eskom know this? An earlier news item says maintenance will go ahead in April. Usually goes with Loadshedding,🤐 Is it more likely that we should expect power blackouts since every one is at home using electricity🤔

No loadshedding expected during lockdown, says EskomEskom does not expect to implement loadshedding during the Covid-19 national lockdown, it said on Wednesday, but the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remained. 🙏 Thank goodness As if is a favour the demand is less especially in industrial sector due to lockdown



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