'Eskom's generating capacity is stable'

The utility's CEO says Medupi Power Station has helped them to meet electricity demands this season.

FILE: Medupi Power Station Unit 6 in Liphalale, Limpopo. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - Eskom says its generating capacity is relatively stable and says there should be no load shedding for the festive season.

The utility has managed to keep the lights on for the past three months, with less than three hours of load shedding during this period.

CEO Brian Molefe says the Medupi Power Station's unit six has helped the company to meet the electricity demand this season.

"In December, from about 15 December, the construction sector closes down and quite a few of the manufacturing operations close down for the holiday season. There will be less demand. If there is less demand, it gives us capacity to switch off more machines for maintenance."

He says they are also planning to do more maintenance next month, as many companies close their business for the festive season.