SA's electricity supply remains under pressure

The country’s electricity supply will continue to be under pressure until the complexion of the new power stations.
JOHANNESBURG - Eskom Chief Executive Officer Brian Dames on Friday said until the building of the South Africa’s four additional power stations are complete, the country's electricity supply will continue to be under pressure.

Speaking at a business breakfast in Pretoria, Dames told delegates that construction at those plants will be finished in 2019.

But he also promised there will be none of the rolling blackouts that crippled the country in 2008.

He said already 50 percent of construction work has been completed at all four power plants.

“We are in the middle of a R340 billion capacity expansion programme, the largest ever undertaken in South Africa. We began in 2005 and we plan to finish by 2019.”

The company also urged people to save electricity.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)