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Eskom is making the best use of the crisis - André de Ruyter, CEO

2 April 2020 6:50 PM
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Electricity
Load shedding
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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Eskom CEO André de Ruyter about the utility’s plans during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The demand for electricity in South Africa has plummeted, allowing Eskom to function without load shedding.

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Earlier in the week, the ailing utility said it’s making use of the low demand by carrying out vital short-term maintenance of its generation infrastructure.

Long-term maintenance during the lockdown, however, is not possible, according to Eskom.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asked Eskom CEO André de Ruyter what his plans are for the lockdown.

Yes, we are [making the best use of the crisis] … We’re doing everything in our power that once lockdown is over, we’ll be able to meet the demand.

André de Ruyter, CEO - Eskom

We’ve had to postpone some of the construction work still going on at Kusile…

André de Ruyter, CEO - Eskom

We have 10 500 employees who are going to work as normal… We’ve had only three reported cases of infections…

André de Ruyter, CEO - Eskom

I’ve been just as busy as I normally am at the office. In fact, it’s been a more productive time for us…

André de Ruyter, CEO - Eskom

Unfortunately, we started this crisis with our diesel tanks quite full… For the moment, we’re not burning any diesel.

André de Ruyter, CEO - Eskom

For more detail, listen to the interview in the audio below.

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2 April 2020 6:50 PM
Tags:
Eskom
Electricity
Load shedding
Eskom maintenance
Andre de Ruyter
electricity demand

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