Eskom has a 'solid business plan' to keep the lights on

Eskom's acting CEO Matshela Koko says the utility plans to provide electricity to every house in SA over the next three years.

FILE: Eskom's Grootvlei Power Station. Picture: Eskom.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom’s acting CEO Matshela Koko says the utility's plans to provide electricity to every house in the country over the next three years.

Koko held a system status briefing on Tuesday, where he explained how load shedding can be avoided until at least 2021.

In the past, the country experienced rolling blackouts because Eskom couldn't meet the demand for electricity.

Koko says this has changed.

He says Eskom and Chairperson Ben Ngubane have a solid business plan to keep the lights on.

“We are challenged to reach universal access by 2020. It’s important to Dr Ben and to me that every household in South Africa has electricity.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)