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“We are aware that the increased maintenance does elevate the probability of loadshedding in the short term, but this is necessary to improve the future performance of the generation fleet,” said Eskom's Group Chief Operating Officer, Jan Oberholzer.
Change in electricity consumption patterns during lockdown has put grid resilience to the test but grid flexibility is currently coping with demand shifts.
Speaking to ESI Africa, ABB's Goran Arvidsson and Mats Ryberg highlight the importance of maintenance in the power sector to ensure network availability, as well as safety and security. Arvidsson explains that the lack of funds...